The Voice contestant Talia Smith says she couldn't have chosen anyone better to go out to after losing her battle on hit BBC One show.
The 31-year-old, who lives in a trailer in Cranford with her husband and three children , was paired with Sally Barker for Saturday's sing-off.
Tom Jones opted to save her opponent, and when none of the other team leaders chose to steal Talia it was curtains for the country singer.
But she was gracious in defeat, praising her rival and saying how much she had enjoyed their duet.
"I'm a huge fan of Sally. She's got the experience and everything I could wish for. I've learned so much from her," said the singer-songwriter.
"We decided from the minute we were paired together that we'd do a duet rather than a battle, and we were supported in that by the production team, Sir Tom and Tinie Tempah.
"It worked brilliantly but unfortunately Sir Tom picked Sally. If I could have chosen anybody to be knocked out by, Sally, it would have been Sally, with her gracious fist."
Despite the setback, Talia says her time on the show has given her the confidence to forge ahead with a solo career and she is working on her first solo album in between shifts at Boots, in Hounslow.