'Gutted' Aiden booted off X Factor
Aiden Grimshaw declared it was "only the beginning" after being booted off the X Factor.
The 18-year-old, from Blackpool, left the show after finding himself in the bottom two with controversial Katie Waissel.
Speaking on the Xtra Factor on ITV 2 on Sunday night, Aiden said: "It has sunk in now, it's cool.
"I'm pretty gutted because it's such an amazing show and I won't get to see Dannii again.
"But it's only the beginning for me."
Mentor Dannii Minogue said she was "absolutely shocked" by the results. "As a judge you feel responsible, you keep going over in your mind what happened, what you could have done differently."
Aiden added: "I've never tried to be a pop star or thought of myself as an X Factor contestant really. I'm just a guy with a quiff who likes to sing."
Aiden later appeared gracious in defeat. Speaking on Daybreak, he said: "I had a beer or two ... I'm OK, last night I had a bit of a sob with Matt, but I'll get over it, I think."
He added: "I think you've always got to expect you are going to be in the bottom two and prepare. It is what it is, you win some, you lose some."
Looking back at last night's footage of his exit, he joked: "I look a bit moody there don't I, I had a right moody face on."