Liverpool's Christopher Maloney said he felt like he has already won by getting this far in the X Factor competition after losing out on a place in the final.
His mentor, Gary Barlow, congratulated him on his achievement.
More top news
Sean Dyche has labelled as "harsh" the 18-month ban handed to Burnley's Joey Barton for a breach of betting regulations.
A rapist who targeted elderly and vulnerable women as they slept in their beds in Lancashire has been jailed for life.
Less demand for donors means that frequent volunteers won't be contacted as often.