Rebecca Ferguson turned down duets with Sting and Tracey Chapman.
The 30-year-old singer has revealed she was in talks to work with the 'Shape of My Heart' hitmaker and 'Fast Car' star, but didn't pursue them because she didn't want to "force" a collaboration and would like to spend time with a musician before she considers working with them.
Asked why she didn't do any duets on her forthcoming LP 'Superwoman', she exclusively told BANG Showbiz:
"With the album it was approached to me to get duets and things like that.
But unless it really feels right, I didn't want to force it.
"We were in talks with people like Tracey Chapman and Sting and people like that. But I didn't overly pursue it because I didn't want to force something."
Despite turning down the offers, the former 'X Factor' runner-up - who lost out to Matt Cradle on the ITV talent show in 2010 - hasn't ruled out working with both stars in the future, as long as, it was an organic process.
Asked if she would work with them further down the line, she said: "No. I wouldn't rule it out because they are amazing. But it has to happen naturally. We have to see each other and talk and it feels right, it can't be forced."
Rebecca's releases her new album 'Superwoman' on October 14.