X Factor's Mason Noise says he wasn't in the ITV show to win

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Mason Noise was - arguably - this year's most interesting X Factor contestant.

But the singer has now left the competition after getting the fewest number of votes during Saturday night's show.

He's now told Newsbeat that you "don't need to win" the show and that he's "relieved" to be off it.

"I was happy each week I was there, performing on stage for millions of people. I wasn't in it to win."

He may be best remembered for dropping his mic during the show's six chair challenge after ranting to Simon Cowell about his lack of screen time.

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After leaving the show for the first time, Nick Grimshaw brought him back though and in his first live show he sang Sorry by Justin Bieber.

However, Mason says that wasn't an apology.

"I wanted to do it because it was like when Fleur East did Uptown Funk and no-one had heard it.

"That was the route to go down and then I realised where people were taking it. I never apologised for what happened because I didn't think I needed to.

"I just posed a question and it got taken out of context."

He says he has no regrets about being on the X Factor and is looking forward to the tour and releasing his own music.

Asked about the show's winner, he says eh thinks Louisa Johnson has "a good chance" and predicts that it will be Louisa and Che Chesterman in the final.

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