DUDLEY singer, Jenny Jones, vows to continue pursuing her dream, after being eliminated from BBC’s The Voice.

The 25 year-old, who has overcome meningitis, was the first contestant to lose out in the battle round of the talent show, after competing against teammate Joelle Moses.

Despite belting out a pitch perfect rendition of Chaka Khan’s ‘I’m Every Woman’, celebrity team captain, American singer and producer, will.i.am, opted to send Jenny home, but told her: “You’re an incredible singer. In no way is my decision based on the fact that you don’t have what it takes. You have more than what it takes.”

The former Bishop Milner Catholic School pupil, who recorded the battle in February, said: “I was disappointed, but I just feel really, really blessed to have been a part of the show.

“I think even getting through the blind auditions and to get to perform in the battle round for all those judges again was just absolutely amazing.”

“I was really happy with the song choice. When Will said we would be singing ‘I’m Every Woman’, I couldn’t believe it, that is a proper diva song and it allowed me to showcase my vocals.”

Since the show aired on Saturday night, Jenny, who co-runs The Struggling Man pub in Salop Street, has been inundated with messages of support from fans across the country and has even received celebrity backing after receiving tweet messages from Boy George and Kylie Minogue’s songwriter.

And the singer who battled meningitis when she was 22, has also been asked to become a representative of the Meningitis Research Foundation, who called her an “inspiration to anyone who has had the disease” on The Dudley News website.

Jenny, who watched the show at her parents’ home, as the family celebrated her dad, Philip’s 60th birthday, added: “The support has been incredible and quite overwhelming how many people have been in touch.

“To get a tweet from Boy George was amazing and to be asked to represent the Meningitis Research Foundation is a great honour. I was quite emotional when I received a letter from them.

“The show has now made me even more determined to continue and reach my aim of releasing my own single.

“I’m working incredibly hard at the moment, I’ve been losing weight since the show and I’m getting into the studio to do some more song writing. I’m not going to give up.”