Former Voice of Ireland winner, Patrick James, has spoken out about his X Factor audition.
The singer’s audition was shown on last night’s episode of the talent programme where he sang Rag’n’Bone Man’s ‘Human’.
Patrick received some harsh criticism from the judges and Simon even told him: “I’m not going to remember you in one hour.”
The 27-year-old has now opened up about the whole experience as he released a statement which said: “I’m sure most of you know that I went for X Factor and didn’t get through.”
“I want to just clear up a few things… I didn’t apply, I was asked to fly to London and audition in front of the judges within 36 hours of the phone call!” the singer wrote.
“X Factor was never really in my plans! I am quite happy working singing along as I am with Liberty Entertainment! I’m kicking myself now as I’m not happy with what they’ve shown and how they’ve shown it!”
“I sang a song before the song they showed tonight and was stopped within three lines of the song,” he said, referring to Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’.
“I’m not going to lie, my confidence has taken quite a knock & if I’ve learned anything it is to trust my gut instinct, but for now I’m going to focus on the positive, my amazing family, friends & boyfriend,” Patrick continued.
“I’m forever grateful for all the support you have all shown me over the last few years. I love you all,” he finished.
The singer received a huge amount of support online when his audition was aired and many fans felt that he wasn’t given a chance on the show.
Patrick has since thanked fans for all the overwhelming support he has received.