ONE OF Ireland's biggest musical talents could help to nurture the next generation of musicians after she expressed an interest in becoming a mentor on The Voice of Ireland.
The Emerald Isle's answer to The Voice, The Voice of Ireland follows the same blueprint which sees talented hopefuls perform for celebrity judges who have their backs turned, meaning singers are judged on their voice alone, rather than their looks or style.
The show has far surpassed former favourites such as Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor in terms of popularity, and could experience an even bigger boost in ratings should they manage to clinch O'Connor for the panel.
Since her shock announcement that she would be retiring from recording, touring and performing music herself, Sinéad O'Connor has been treating fans to a glimpse at what she might do next, stating that writing her memoir made her "realise I'm my own boss".
She revealed that it has always been a dream of hers to become involved with The Voice of Ireland, and since retiring she now has time to do so.
"[I] have always wanted to be one of the artists involved in presenting and mentoring on The Voice of Ireland ... But never was free to do it," O'Connor wrote on Twitter. "Am now"!
"So if they ever want me they can contact my managers".
The suggestion has gone down a treat with O'Connor's fans, with one person lauding her as a potential "brilliant, iconic mentor".
"I like that!" another wrote. "Nice move! Be super coach!"
While O'Connor announced her retirement last week because "I've gotten older and I'm tired", she also announced.
that she'll be releasing her 11th studio album, 'No Veteran Dies Alone' (NVDA), which is due to be released in January of next year.
"NVDA will be my last release, and there'll be no more touring or promo," she added.
So while fans are devastated that they won't get to see their favourite tunes performed live by the iconic singer in the near future, the Dubliner has plenty more surprises up her sleeve.
Watch this space...