X Factor's Jake Quickenden: I'll keep fighting
Jake Quickenden's X Factor dream may be over, but he has vowed he will keep fighting to achieve his dreams of becoming a recording artist.
Jake, 24, from Bottesford, beat thousands of other hopefuls to make it through to the judges' houses round of the competition.
But in Dubai, he was given the news that he had not made it through to the live shows by judge Nicole Scherzinger.
Jake said: "I never expected to get as far as I did.
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"I do wish I had made it through to the live shows but I am proud of myself for how far I came.
"I never thought I had made it through because it was such a strong category and everyone was so good.
"The show has given me such a great platform to start a career I am really passionate about.
"I have kept in contact with all the boys and contestant Lucy Spraggan.
"I am backing Ella Henderson, James Arthur or Lucy to win the show, as I think these three are the most talented and obviously I would like to see Adam Burridge (a wild card contestant) do well.
"If I do not make it in the music industry before next year, I will audition again and prove them wrong.
"I will just see how it goes."
Jake said he is now determined to get management and start professionally recording his music.
He said: "I have already had some interest from different managers and I hope to get some management soon.
"I would like to professionally record some songs and put them onto iTunes for people to download.
"I am not going to stop writing songs and I want to do as many gigs as I can.
"I am planning to get some studio time to professionally record my songs, because at the moment I am recording them on my phone or computer, which is not great quality. I have so far composed seven original songs which I am really happy with."
Jake said he was grateful for all the support he has received – including the more than 90,000 people who follow him on Twitter.
He said: "The following I have on Twitter is incredible and I am really lucky to have such a lot of support.
"Music is my love and what I want to do, so I will keep pushing on."