Dunedin singer quits NZ Got Talent

Last updated 08:03 26/10/2012
Kylie Price
BEN CURRAN/Fairfax NZ

NO DEAL: Singer Kylie Price has pulled out of New Zealand's Got Talent after refusing to sign a contract.

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Dunedin singer Kylie Price has pulled out of New Zealand's Got Talent after refusing to sign an exclusive contract.

Price, 19, had qualified for the semi-finals of the TVNZ's programme, but was not permitted to continue, the Otago Daily Times (ODT) reported today.

"I have been advised by the TV company that I will not now be performing in the semifinals of NZGT," she posted on Facebook, according to the newspaper. The post has since been removed.

She said to continue she had to sign contracts that would have prevented her from other performances and opportunities, the ODT reported.

Price, a student at Otago University, impressed the judges with her rendition of Beyonce's If I Were A Boy, and was considered a leading contender.

"We miss Kylie Ann Price already," a fan said on the programme's Facebook page.

TVNZ spokeswoman Meredith McGrath confirmed Price had withdrawn, telling the ODT the conditions of the contract were imposed by Imagination Television Ltd and were universal to the programme nationally and internationally.

She said contestants were not precluded from any public performances. The contract signed did not require them to seek approval from the show's producers before participating in any media interviews, performances or programmes.

However, one condition did prevent them from talking to the media for 30 days after the transmission of the final programme.

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