Jake Quickenden feels 'let down' over X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 October 2014
Jake Quickenden

Jake Quickenden

Jake Quickenden has admitted he is disappointed to have been booted off 'The X Factor' before being given the chance to play his guitar on stage

Jake Quickenden feels "let down" after not being given the opportunity to play the guitar on 'X Factor'.

The 26-year-old was booted off the ITV singing contest on Sunday (26.10.14) after finding himself in the bottom two with quartet Only the Young, and is saddened by the decision to send him home as he thought he performed well.

Speaking on 'This Morning', he said: "I maybe didn't perform to my best on Saturday, and that's why I'm sat here. But I didn't think it was as bad as the judges made out.

"There were a few bad notes but when you're on the stage in front of 10 million people and you [feel like] you've got a gobstopper at the back of your throat, it's hard to sing to your best. It really is. It's so nerve-racking."

The pop hopeful - who performed a rendition of Daniel Merriweather's 'Red' in Sunday's sing-off - also lamented his exit from the show because he had not been given the chance to play his guitar on stage.

He continued: "I'm a bit let down I didn't get to show myself at my full ability. With a guitar."

Despite having only just left the talent show, the hunk is already thinking about the next steps in his career and is more determined than ever to succeed.

He added: "I'm not the kind of person to give up, so I'm going to keep slogging at it, and if you want something hard enough and as much as I do then I'll keep working and hopefully it'll come.

"I'm willing to get my fingers in anything and hopefully I will and the future might be bright."

Next weekend's Halloween 'X Factor: Fright Night' will see the remaining contestants battle it out once more, with performances from judge Cheryl Cole and 35-year-old singer/songwriter John Legend on the results show on Sunday evening (02.11.14).

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