Here’s the REAL reason Tom Bleasby quit The X Factor

The 19 year old dramatically quit the ITV show last night

by Anna Lewis |
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Tom Bleasby has explained the real reason for quitting The X Factor, despite making it through to Judges’ Houses on Sunday night’s show.

After initially keeping quiet about why he quit (citing “personal reasons”), the 19 year old has now opened up about his decision.

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    Speaking to ITV, he said: “It was a tough decision; I think I really discovered it at the Six Chair Challenge. I just don’t know if I felt vocally ready to take on the competition and the pressure.”

    Tom added that he’s used to singing alone in his bedroom, and the pressure of performing to big audiences was getting to him.

    “I've never took to live performing very well. I’m still discovering myself and in the competition, there are some amazing singers and I feel like I need more time to get better myself, as I don’t feel like I’m strong enough.

    “Moving forward, without being 100 per cent would have been selfish on my part because I would have stopped someone else who was at 100 per cent vocally from going further in the competition. Hopefully given time, I could get there with more time to grow artistically and vocally.”

    During Sunday’s episode, Tom tweeted: “You are literally watching on TV the worst experience of my life.”

    So maybe it’s best for him to spend a year getting used to performing, and come back next year.

    Please come back next year, Tom!

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