X Factor: Storm Lee ‘I didn’t want to be like Aiden Grimshaw or Matt Cardle’

X Factor reject Storm Lee has claimed that he was pushed to do things that he didn’t want to do, during his time on the show.

The Scottish singer was eliminated from the ITV singing extravaganza last night after he polled the lowest amount of public votes. In a chat with Phillip Scofield and Holly Willoughby he admitted that he had no problem with being entertaining and doing big routines, but doesn’t think Louis Walsh listened enough to what he wanted to do each week.

On what he would change if he could repeat the experience again, Storm said:

I would have had Simon’s mum as my mentor. I was being pushed to do things that were very against who I am. I love entertaining people, I don’t want to be boring, I don’t want to look like Aiden or Matt and just be a good looking guy. You wouldn’t tell Elton John to lose the flamboyance and the eye makeup.

I have no regrets but I would have just liked them to have trusted me more on my vision of what I wanted to be.

He added:

I feel quite relieved to go out so early. It was very challenging for me and I feel like I’ve aged about 100 years on the show.

Lee was the bookies favourite to leave after Saturday’s dramatic rendition of the Bruce Springsteen classic, Born To Run. He failed to convince the judges with his performance and afterwards Cheryl Cole said:

I’m not completely sold on the fact that this is you. I would actually really like to see you just stand there and sing for a minute if that’s what you want to be judged on. Next week if you are here lose the craziness.

Simon Cowell added:

You’re like a singing fly because you’re all over the place and it’s quite distracting. This is, I fear, slightly Louis’ vision of what a rock star should be like. As much as I like the glitz, it’s so crazy that I can’t concentrate or take you seriously at the minute.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!