Sunday 18 August 2019

'The show must go on' - Seann Miley Moore has no regrets over X Factor elimination

Seann Miley Moore paid tribute to mentor Nick Grimshaw after being voted off the X Factor (PA/SYCO/THAMES TV)
Seann Miley Moore paid tribute to mentor Nick Grimshaw after being voted off the X Factor (PA/SYCO/THAMES TV)

The X Factor's Seann Miley Moore has insisted he has "no regrets" about his time on the ITV singing series.

In last night's shock double elimination, the Australian-born contestant ended up in the sing-off against Birmingham's Mason Noise.

Seann Miley Moore
Seann Miley Moore

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, who is mentoring the boys category, would not choose between them and elected instead to go to deadlock, letting the public vote decide the loser.

The poll resulted in Miley Moore following Liverpool's Kiera Weathers out of the competition as they had both secured the fewest votes.

Kiera Weathers says goodbye to mentor Rita Ora
Kiera Weathers says goodbye to mentor Rita Ora

Last month, the 24-year-old revealed he had dropped the lead in a stage production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Australia in order to participate in Simon Cowell's show.

He told the Press Association: "I have no regrets. I flew all the way across the world to go for my dream, I believed in myself and it's a scary thing to just drop everything and go for it.

"I have no regrets, it's moving forward. The show must go on! It's act two, now."

Earlier today on Good Morning Britain, Miley Moore described Grimshaw's dilemma as "like Sophie's Choice" and paid tribute to 22-year-old rival Noise, calling him "talented".

Miley Moore revealed that Essex dental receptionist Lauren Murray was one of the remaining acts he was backing in the show.

He said: "Lauren has the package: funny, gorgeous singer, Mariah Carey. She's America's Next Top Model in my book.

"But Reggie n Bollie, they have a light and an aura that is captivating, and it's a positive sunshine coming from the hearts and spreading it to the world, and that's a lovely, lovely, wonderful thing.

"And 4th Impact because I'm Filipino, so Filipino pride! Everyone is talented, the competition's so fierce, no joke acts - this is just pure talent, pure fierceness."

Miley Moore also lauded mentor Grimshaw and revealed how they marked the end of their X Factor liaison.

"We had so many funny moments! We just shared a delicious Corona beer after the show, we're like, 'cheers. Let's go. See you at the VMAs next year'. I love Grimmy."

Weathers, 18, also paid tribute to her mentor Rita Ora.

She said: "Whenever you're around Rita, you're always laughing.

"I can't say I have a regret, but there are things I would've liked to have done differently, but there's nothing I regret. I've had an absolute blast."

The X Factor is broadcast on TV3 at 8pm this Saturday.

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