Gorleston mum Toni Warne exits BBC talent show The Voice

A Norfolk singer's dream of winning BBC talent show The Voice has ended after she failed to win a place in the semi-finals.

Gorleston mum Toni Warne was praised by music legend Tom Jones for her rendition of Elton John's Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word in last night's show.

Her coach, acclaimed pop star Jessie J, praised the authenticity of her performance and told the 34-year-old: 'I believed you.'

However, on tonight's show she did not pick Miss Warne as her choice to go through to the semi-final, and instead chose Becky Hill.

Vince Kidd had already been saved by the public vote, leaving the two remaining members of Team Jessie - Miss Warne and Cassius Henry - heartbroken.

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Miss Warne told host Holly Willoughby: 'It's been a dream to be here, I wanted it to continue but Becky and Vince are fantastic, they deserve it.'

The mum-of-two can take some comfort from the praise she received from judge and veteran vocalist Tom Jones following her performance.

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The Welsh singer told her: 'I loved it. You moved and you got into the song. You have so much emotion when you sing - you use it to your advantage and shine with it.'

Miss Warne has had alopecia since she was seven years old and hopes to use the platform to inspire others with the condition.

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