Galway singer Brendan Murray was eliminated from The X Factor during the show's semi-final on Saturday.

The 21-year-old star, who represented Ireland at last year's Eurovision Song Contest, failed to impress viewers and received the fewest votes. Singer Danny Tetley also departed the competition.

The Irish plumer, who was mentored by One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, thanked fans and viewers for their support and said his X Factor journey was an experience he'll never forget.

"This has been the best experience of my life, I want to thank everyone who voted for me every week, thank you Louis for taking me on."

Tomlinson commended Murray’s "A-plus performance" and said he was "so proud" of him.

Murray had performed a stripped back rendition of Run by Snow Patrol, while Tetley took on Shirley Bassey’s This Is My Life, as well as taking part in a group performance of Abba classics.

Following his performance Murray took to social media to urge people to vote and said he was "happy with that reaction".

He later took to Twitter to further thanks his fans, mentor and The X Factor team.

The X Factor continues on ITV at 8pm on Sunday.