Former 'X Factor' finalist Phillip Magee, who was voted off the show at the weekend, has said that he still hopes to pursue a pop career.

The 21-year-old student from Northern Ireland said: "It is disappointing but I am not going to beat myself up about it."

"I still want to pursue a singing career and really hope something comes out of being on the 'X Factor'. I would love a recording contract."

The pop hopeful also questioned the voting process on the show, saying: "At the end of the day it comes down to one of the judges and that judge might not like you for some personal reason."

"Simon may have been getting revenge against Louis. The judges are in a competition too," he said.