X Factor 2012 hopeful Christopher Maloney has admitted to feeling "awful" after being booed on tonight's show.
Chris performed Abba by Fernando this evening but was slated by the panel.
Nicole Scherzinger remarked: "That was a lovely theatrical piece, it was very beautiful. Very good vocals, but it was a little bit of a snoozer for me... but you work really hard and that’s what I ask for."
Louis Walsh added: "It was like something from Abba the musical, all those guys had their tops off... I’m just glad you kept yours on!"
And Tulisa complained: "The staging was creepy, I didn’t understand why you were surrounded by people in their swimwear, I didn’t get it."
Speaking on Xtra Factor, Chris said: "I worked hard all week to impress the judges, I went out there and gave it 100%, even though I didn't get the good comments. I worked hard."
He added to Xtra Factor hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs this evening: "It's a competition and I'm working really hard, I hope the public keep voting for me, the support has been fantastic.
"It's awful to be booed, it's not for me but for my family who are in the audience, it's not very nice for them."
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The X Factor 2012 continues tomorrow night on ITV1 and ITV1HD with Sunday's results show, one more act get the axe, and there will be performances from Rhianna and Bruno Mars.