Laverne Scott-Roberts says motherhood has prepared her for The Voice 2014

Leverne Scott-Roberts (The Voice 2014)

The Voice UK hopeful Laverne Scott-Roberts has said that being a mum to four young boys has prepared her for the show.

Last night we saw Laverne - who previously failed on Pop Idol and The X Factor - get all four coaches turning after her performance of Explosions by Ellie Goulding.

Laverne chose to join Sir Tom Jones' team becoming the Welsh legend's sixth singer in a so far all female line up.

Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, Laverne said: "The past ten years have been so tough and I've dealt with so much. But it's made me stronger.

"Going through it all has put things into perspective. Because of what I've been through I feel like I can deal with anything on The Voice."

As if bringing up four kids on her own wasn't enough to deal with, Laverne also has to cope with two of her sons having been born with disabilities.

"To have it happen to two of my children was the worst thing. I just sat there and thought: 'Why? Why has this happened?'" she told the tabloid. "I'd come home some days and just sit there crying. My little boy wouldn't understand what was wrong. But I was in a very dark place. When you see something wrong with your child, you've got to come to terms with it yourself. You can't live in denial.

"But it's hard. Even now it's tough because I'm a single mum."

However the 31-year-old former girl band member added: "There are children having an even tougher time. I always think about that instead of being negative."

The Voice 2014 continues next Saturday night on BBC One.

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