Gary Barlow predicts Rylan Clark will haunt him throughout The X Factor this year, after his final bootcamp performance.
Stepping out on stage to the judges and thousands of fans at Liverpool's Echo Arena, Rylan is seen in a rather fetching outfit.
He explains: "So today is like the climax of outfits if you like. We’ve got the blazer, we’ve got the spikes going on, I feel like I’m going to poke myself in the face. Just loving life in general really, I’m hoping Nicole’s gonna like it because she likes a bit of this."
He tells the judges: "This is my only chance I’m gonna get to show you guys what I’m all about and I’m a dancer that’s what I want to be. I wanna sing dance songs, Ibiza all the way through and through. I’m not a Whitney wannabe, I’m never ever gonna be a Whitney. Trust me on that one"
Singing Don’t Cha by the Pussycat Dolls, Ryan tells the panel: "I am serious about this, especially to you Gary I ain’t taking this as a joke. I enjoy myself while I’m here but this is 100% serious, and if it gives me the opportunity to do this in front of these guys again I’ll be honoured, so thank you that’s it."
After Rylan's performance, Gary quips: "I think he’s gonna haunt me throughout this competition"
Nicole jokes: "I adore him. I’m sold on the spikes and sparkles right now"
Off stage and Rylan tells host Dermot O'Leary: "Proper emosh, like, just unreal, unreal experience and it does, means the world. Absolute world"