A MUM has vowed not to give up on her stardom dream despite being voted off ITV show The Voice.

Sarah Tucker, from Leigh, is urging the public to get behind her and vote for her to gain a place in the finals of the popular talent show.

The tearful 34-year-old was voted off on Saturday but hopes to win a place back as part of the show’s new lifeline rule, which sees one contestant from 16 who have previously been voted off return for the finale.

She said: “I have put my life on hold for this and feel this is what I have been working towards.

“I have struggled with self confidence but the show helped me with this a lot.

“If the public vote me back into the show, I will know I belong on that stage.

“I don’t think you can get a better validation than that.”

She added: “I really want the public to get behind me and vote me back into the show.

“I am doing this for my family and I but also want to be an inspiration to others who have self confidence issues.”

Sarah also revealed she has had messages from other mums who are shocked she was able to fit the singing in around being a busy mum.

She said it was hard to leave the competition.

During the show, Sarah performed Lady Gaga’s Edge of Glory and was praised by mentor Jennifer Hudson.

Presenter Emma Willis outlined the new rule and urged the public vote for their favourite axed performer next week.

The vote will open after this Saturday’s show and viewers can vote on The Voice app for free between 9.30pm and 11.30pm.