The X Factor evictee Kye Sones hopes for 'strong' album
X Factor evictee Kye Sones says he's looking forward to making a "strong" album after he became the latest contestant to leave the show.
The 30-year-old, mentored by Gary Barlow, says he hopes to write with the Take That star.
He also said he planned to work on songs with contestants James Arthur and Ella Henderson.
Sones said he was "disappointed" to leave the show after he received the fewest votes from the public.
"I'm disappointed to be out of the show but I've had a fun," he said.
"It's been a great platform for me. It's given me what I needed, a fan base and to be heard.
"I've been writing songs my whole life. I'm going to go back and look at the ones I've written.
"After this year I've got a lot more to talk about. It's just going and making a really strong record now. Hopefully I'll work with Gary on it."
Kye Sones performed I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz in his sing-off with Rylan Clark.
"If I did stay until next week I was hopefully going to do my own track or do another song where I could play guitar or piano to showcase that side of me," he said.
"I did want to do my own stuff but at the same time I did pick the songs every week. I wasn't told what to do."
Sones also sent his best wishes to Lucy Spraggan, who left the competition at the weekend after failing to recover from illness.
"I got on really well with Lucy and I hope she gets better soon," he said.
"She sent me two or three really nice text messages last night, really sweet and we're going to be meeting up really soon. I'm looking forward to seeing her."