X Factor's Paul Akister talks potential return: "Get me on that tour!"

Published Monday, Nov 10 2014, 11:48 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
X Factor's latest casualty Paul Akister has said he would love to take part in the live tour next year, despite narrowly missing out on a spot following last night's shock elimination.

During Sunday night's results show (9 November), Paul found himself in the bottom two alongside Jay James, and with the judges failing to reach a decision, the vote was taken to deadlock.

Paul Akister sings for survival on 'The X Factor - The Results', Shown on ITV1 HD - 9 November 2014.

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Finding out he was going home after receiving the lowest amount of public votes, a visbly upset Paul was consoled by his mentor Mel B as host Dermot O'Leary introduced his best bits.

Paul's exit meant he just missed out on a spot on the 'X Factor Live Tour'. Following a Twitter backlash over his elimination last night, the show's executive producer Mark Sidaway cryptically said: "@PaulAkister shouldn't have gone tonight. I'm gonna try and make something happen."

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Paul had performed 'Don't Stop Me Now' on Saturday night's Michael Jackson versus Queen show and impressed all four judges with his vocals. However, the public obviously weren't so bowled over.

Speaking to Reveal this morning, Paul, who said he hasn't yet had the chance to speak to Mark, told us: "That's amazing. Having just missed out on getting on the tour after everything I've been through would be horrible.

"I think they know how much I want it and how much support I actually do have and that's amazing. Get me on that tour, Mark!"

X Factor boss Simon Cowell also he felt "very bad" for Paul, but told fans to remember that Ella Henderson is now basking in success following her shock exit from the show in 2012.

Simon tweeted last night: "I feel very bad for Paul tonight. A great singer and a great guy. Worth remembering Ella bounced back."

Paul performed 'Don't Stop Me Now' on Saturday night for the Michael Jackson versus Queen theme, and impressed all four judges with his vocals.

After ending up in the sing-off on Sunday, he earned praise from the judges once again after fighting for his place with a performance of Emeli Sandé's 'Clown'.

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Watch Paul's sing-off below:

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