Tom Bleasby quits X Factor

Leeds singer didn't 'feel vocally ready' for the competition

Tom Bleasby has pulled out of the X-Factor, despite only qualifying for the next round on this Sunday’s show. The 19 year old from Leeds had originally lost his place on Nick Grimshaw’s team, but the mentor changed his mind after the crowd objected.


Never the less, Bleasby has decided to back away from the competition.

“I just don’t know if I felt vocally ready to take on the competition and the pressure,” he told ITV, “This isn’t the end, it’s just a new beginning. It just wasn’t right for me at this time.”

No matter what happens, he did get to duet with Jessie J, both virtually and on The Ellen Show. How many people can say that?