Lydia Lucy opens up about death of her sister: 'I'm doing The Voice UK for her'

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Lydia Lucy has opened up about the tragic death of her younger sister, saying she's doing The Voice UK in her memory.

In a new interview, Lydia has revealed how her young sister died at just nine years old having been born with spina bifida.

Lydia, who's now through to the semi-finals, told the Daily Mirror she was taking part in the show both for her late sibling and the rest of her family.

She said: "I'm doing it for her. I want to make my family proud."

Lydia is one of Team Will's two remaining acts in the competition and this weekend the pair will perform together as part of the live show performances.

"He is exactly like that all the time. I'm so honoured to be on his team," Lydia said of spending time with the Black Eyed Peas star.

The Essex performer went on to say that Will had compared her to a 'musical graffiti artist'.

"Will says some people are like artists who can only trace over other people's work but I am more like a graffiti artist - I make everything my own," she added.

Meanwhile, Lydia has also been quizzed on her experience on The Voice UK compared to The X Factor, where she made it through to the six seat challenge back in 2013.

"It's much more like a family on the Voice," Lydia claimed. "Even the team behind the scenes is like a massive family. It's hard to get to speak to anyone on X Factor but here everyone from the judges to the production team are much closer."

The Voice UK is back tonight on BBC One with the live semi-finals.

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