Sheffield singer Jade Hewitt said goodbye to BBC One talent show The Voice - despite wowing judges with her performance.
Jade, from Richmond, has said she hopes leaving the show will be ‘just the start’ for her music career.
The 27-year-old narrowly lost out in the battle round of the competition against fellow contestant Christina Matovu as they jointly performed OneRepublic’s ‘Love Runs Out’ in the battle round.
Their mentor Ricky Wilson, from the Kaiser Chiefs, said it was a tough decision to let Jade leave.
Jade, who works in the admin department at Yorkshire Crisps in Wales Bar, said she hopes being on the show will a step towards being able to start a full-time music career.
She said: “I absolutely loved the experience.
“Everyone from the coaches to the runners to the producers were really nice and really friendly. It was brilliant from start to finish.
“It was really good to work with Ricky.
“I’m very confident on stage but quite introverted when I’m not singing. He picked up on that and gave me some tips.”
Jade added she will still carry on singing around Sheffield as she tries to launch her music career.
“I’m just going to carry on singing. It takes a lot to knock a Yorkshire girl down and I’m not going to stop.”
She said she was delighted to have taken part in the show and hopes the experience will help her in the future.
“I didn’t think I would make it through the blind auditions, let alone get to the battles. I’m so proud of my performance and wouldn’t change anything.”