Contrary to recent reports, Will.i.am’s manager has stated that The Voice finalist Lydia Lucy will not actually be replacing Fergie on Black Eyed Peas’ upcoming tour.
At the weekend, it was claimed that Lydia could be drafted in as Fergie’s permanent replacement after impressing the audience at the Royal Albert Hall when she performed with the band.
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According to The Sun, Will.i.am came up with the idea after Lydia showed off her amazing singing talents on The Voice, with a source saying: “A deal is being worked out currently for Lydia to join the band to replace Fergie.
“It is a trial for her to begin with, but everyone involved is confident that her position will become permanent and tours are being planned with her involved.
“It’s a massive step for her, and she is delighted.”
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However, despite Lydia confirming she was in talks, Will.i.am’s manager has now told Metro.co.uk that reports that she would be taking over singing duties are ‘not true’.
Will, who mentored Lydia on the The Voice, revealed plans for a Black Eyed Peas reunion last month, telling Capital FM: “It just, it breaks my heart that I even have to say that because really we should just…we should just always have been doing Black Eyed Peas actually. We shouldn’t have ever…right.”