The Voice 2013: Lemuel Knights happy he was rejected from X Factor

Lemuel Knights (The Voice UK)

The Voice 2013 UK hopeful Lemuel Knights has said he's glad he was booted from The X Factor.

The teenager auditioned with Do It Like A Dude for the ITV1 series back in 2011, but narrowly missed out on the live shows.

Last night we saw Lemuel perform the same song for the panel on The Voice UK, getting Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue all pressing their buzzers.

And Lemuel got the shock of his life when Jessie joined him on stage to perform the track in an effort to persuade him to join her team.

Not that the huge Jessie fan needed much persuasion.

“The X Factor want an artist where vocals are not necessarily the best thing," Lemuel said today. “But with The Voice it is just about how you sound, nothing to do with if you have got learning difficulties, or if your dog’s friend’s grandma’s passed.”

However Lemuel did open up about the death of his dad from a heart attack when he was a child.

He said: “I am very close to my mum. In all I do, Dad is always around.

“If it is for anyone, it is for my mum.”

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