X Factor's Jack Walton: "I trusted Louis Tomlinson more than Mel B"

Published Tuesday, Nov 4 2014, 17:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Former X Factor star Jack Walton has taken a swipe at mentor Mel B after his shock elimination from last Saturday's show.

The 18-year-old has admitted that he didn't trust the former Spice Girls' judgement and felt that she favoured her other act Jake Quickenden, who was booted out of the show the week before.

Jack Walton leaves ITV Studios 3 November

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X Factor's Mel B rehearses with Jack Walton - 21 Oct 2014

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"Mel B was honest but I didn't quite get what she was trying to get out of me," Jack told the Mirror. "I was doing completely different stuff every week."

He also confessed that he felt slightly intimidated by the mother of four, adding: "It's difficult to pipe up in front of someone like that."

The aspiring singer formed a bond with One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, who visited the X Factor studios to offer the contestants advice and took a special interest in Jack.

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson performing live in concert during their 'Where We Are' tour at Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf.

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"I wish I had listened to him [Louis Tomlinson] a little bit more," added Jack. "He's been so involved. I trusted his judgment more than Mel B."

The 'Steal My Girl' singer showed his support for Jack on Twitter after his exit: "Gutted. Don't think he was given a fair chance with his songs. #xfactor," he wrote.

Louis had earlier defended his friend after he failed to impress the judges with his rendition of Leona Lewis' 'Bleeding Love'.

Jack Walton performs 'Bleeding Love' on The X Factor, ITV
1 November

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He tweeted: "Still need to find the right song for @jwaltonmusic and to get rid off all the gimmicks! He's best with his guitar with a current song!!"

But not even Louis' support could save Jack and he was announced as the person with the lowest number of public votes and sent home instantly, leaving Mel B with two act's left in the competition, Paul Akister and Andrea Faustini.

Jack wasn't the only contestant who was shown the door last weekend, Lola Saunders was eliminated on Sunday's live show.

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