Flamboyant singer booted off UK TV talent show despite judge Gary Barlow giving rare praise of his vocal skills
Gay X Factor finalist Rylan Clark has been voted off the UK talent show after weeks of entertaining the nation with his flamboyant performances.
The 24-year-old from Essex finally ran out of luck in last night’s (25 November) quarter final results show in which he found himself in the bottom two with boyband Union J.
Despite a rare compliment from judge Gary Barlow for his in-tune performance of Athlete’s Wires during the final sing-off, the celebrity panel ruled that Clark’s time in the contest was finally up.
Clark has faced harsh criticism for his camp, out of tune performances on the UK show and some angry viewers have even sent death threats on Twitter.
But the so-called ‘joke act’ bowed out graciously, thanking everyone who worked on the show.
‘It’s been an absolute pleasure! I did it with #RylanStyle x’, he told fans on Twitter.
Clark was branded a ‘joke act’ by many and blamed for more competant singers being kicked off the show.
He has admitted he doesn’t think he will win the show and said he felt ‘really guilty’ after bookies’ favorite Ella Henderson was voted off on 17 November.
Union J, whose member Jaymi Hensley came out as gay last week, will compete against the remaining three contestants in Saturday’s (1 December) sem-finals on ITV1.
Watch Rylan Clark’s X Factor ‘best bits’ below: