Rylan was ready to leave 'X Factor'

Rylan Clark "felt ready" to leave 'The X Factor' last night.

Rylan Clark "felt ready" to leave 'The X Factor' last night.

The wannabe singer, who was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger, lost a sing-off against last remaining group Union J with his rendition of Athlete's 'Wires', but admits he is "proud" of his time on the show and pleased the competition didn't change him as a person.

He said: "I felt so ready to go last night … I really did. I've just had such an amazing time and I'm really, really proud. I said I wanted to finish the same person I started and I have and I think I went out on a real high last night and I loved it."

Rylan, 23, has been seen as a controversial contestant in this year's competition after his vocals were often been criticised by judge Gary Barlow and a number of Twitter users, but the Essex-born singer is still interested in pursuing music despite the negative reaction from viewers throughout the series.

Speaking on ITV1's 'This Morning', he added: "I would want to do music and I think I proved last night that I can stand there and sing and I would love to do dance music and summer tunes and stuff like that, but TV would be an amazing thing as well.

"Whatever people want me to do I would love to do as long as I'm enjoying it, that's all I wanna do."

Only four contestants remain in the competition following Rylan's departure - Christopher Maloney, Jahmene Douglas, Union J and James Arthur.

Judge Tulisa and Pink will be taking to the stage to perform during next week's semi-final results show on Sunday.

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