The Voice UK 2016: Lydia Lucy says X Factor knock back made her stronger

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The Voice UK hopeful Lydia Lucy has said that getting a no on The X Factor has left her more determined.

The talented songstress was (ridiculously) sent home at bootcamp of The X Factor back in 2013.

Now she's on The Voice UK on Team Will and one of the favourites to make the live shows this weekend.

"I'm living the dream! It's absolutely amazing. I'm loving every second of it," Lydia said.

On working with Will.i.am, who she picked after three of the coaches turned for her during the blind auditions, Lydia added: "He's a musical genius. To have the privilege to work with him is an amazing opportunity in itself."

Speaking to Star magazine, Lydia went on to compare her time on The Voice to The X Factor.

"The Voice UK has has given me the chance to be an artist, rather than just someone singing songs. It's given me more space to be me," she explained.

An ambitious Lydia went on: "I want to be successful in music. I want to reach the top and I'm not going up to give hip until I get there.

"The music industry is always a struggle. There are knockbacks and, if you can't push through them, you're not a strong enough person to be here. Having a big knockback on The X Factor just made me stronger."

The Voice UK continues this Sunday night on BBC One as Lydia competes for a spot in the live shows on Team Will.

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