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X factor's Jack is latest to get the boot

Jack Walton has became the latest X Factor contestant to leave the competition. The 18-year-old (inset)received the fewest number of public votes after he sang Leona Lewis's hit Bleeding Love.

"I don't know where to start. It has been amazing, a world away from what I'm used to. I've just loved it," he said.

Earlier in the show, Louis Walsh said of his performance: "For me you are a small-room performer."

Simon Cowell said: "You've got a future in the music business."

It was a more successful night for Stereo Kicks member Jake Sims, who performed following reports claiming he tweeted about drugs. His band sang Backstreet Boys hit Everybody. The 19-year-old was said to have posted messages about cannabis on Twitter last year before he auditioned for the ITV show.

Stereo Kicks were given positive feedback from the judges. Mel B said: "I love that song. You killed it boys."

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