XFactor 2014: Paul Akister returns to audition again

Paul Akister

Paul Akister returns to The X Factor UK tonight after being controversially sent home last year.

25 year old Paul is a full-time singer from Lancashire and got to Louis’ Judge’s Houses last series but just missed out on a place in the live shows.

Louis told him at the time: "I worry about your confidence"

Speaking on the show tonight, Paul says: "When Louis sent me home I was demoralised, I think I locked myself in my room for a week, I had failed at the last hurdle

"When I got back home, everyone was like 'Don't give up, it's your dream' and I thought, I'm going to make it next year. It's win or lose."

But back for a second try, Paul has a trick up his sleeve: A sob story, not that he really needs one at all.

Paul tells the judges that his choice of audition song - Jealous Guy by John Lennon - is about 'someone special' who he'd like back in his life.

After belting out the track for the judges, Louis and Simon Cowell end up rowing.

Simon tells Louis: "You made a mistake [in not putting him through last year], admit it"

But Louis insists: "No I didn't, I did the right thing."

See if Paul gets through when The X Factor continues tonight at 8PM on ITV.

Browse pictures of tonight's X Factor UK auditions below...

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