After finishing third in this month's final, it turns out that Luke Friend never wanted to win The X Factor anyway.
At least according to his dad, Steve.
Speaking to local newspaper The Telegraph & Argus, Luke's dad said he felt the outcome was by far the best for his son.
“In the end he was really pleased to come third," Steve revealed. “For the type of performer he is – a singer/songwriter with his own style – it was the best result because it means he won’t be moulded into something he isn’t.
“He’s going to keep on writing songs and singing, we’ve been looking at various record contracts.”
As the chaos of the live shows dies down - but before the start of the live tour - Luke plans to spend some time back at home with his family and friends.
“He is thrilled with all the support from Bradford," Luke's dad continued. “He wants to go back to [his old stage school] Debut in Shipley and meet up with his old friends there, to thank them for all their support.”
Debut Theatre School of Performing Arts principal Jacqui Drake gushed: “Everyone at Debut is so proud of him.
“He really has the ‘X Factor’ because he stands out. He’s a singer-songwriter with his own style.”
Meanwhile, bookies have put out odds on any of this year's contestants getting a Number One hit in 2014, following winner Sam Bailey.
It doesn't look too good however, with Ladrbokes making it 7/1 that any of Nicholas McDonald, Tamera Foster, Luke Friend or Rough Copy notch up a UK number one single - that's similar odds to Ant and Dec entering I Am A Celebrity as contestants.