Tim Prottey-Jones out of Superstar in close run-off

Tim Prottey-Jones Credit: Michael Clement/ITV/PA Wire

Tim Prottey-Jones was eliminated from Superstar tonight, even though he had delivered what Andrew Lloyd Webber described as one of the best performances of the night.

Lord Lloyd-Webber broke with the programme's format when he decided not to pick whether Prottey-Jones or his rival David Hunter should leave until the end of the show, after he had seen them perform again.

Prottey-Jones' stirring rendition of Aerosmith's Dream Onwas unanimously praised by the judges but was not enough to keep him in the competition.

Justifying his decision, Lloyd-Webber said: "I now have to think really what would I be doing as the producer of this show and thinking frankly, professionally, where would I feel most secure. "

He continued: "And it is for that reason that I am going to save David."