Brendan Murray has vowed to bounce back on The X Factor 2018 tonight.
Brendan is in the Boys category mentored by Louis Tomlinson and is gearing up for his second outing on the live shows this evening.
Last week saw his cover of Ariana Grande's Break Free slated by Simon Cowell, who branded his performance 'boring'.
Reflecting, Brendan admitted this week it looked like he was playing it 'safe' and will be pushing himself this weekend.
He told the Irish Independent: "I've learned from last week. Obviously I thought I was good last week. Being honest I thought my performance was in tune, from my perspective and Louis’ perspective.
"Simon had his criticism and he’s entitled to his opinion. But I suppose compared to a lot of people, everyone came out with big, big songs and it took me aback a bit, kind of put me in a bad light because I looked like I played it safe.
"When you hear everyone else it really makes you feel invisible a bit. This weekend I’m going to make sure I stand out. I’m really pushing it this week."
The X Factor 2018 live shows are back tonight at 8:35PM on ITV with a new theme of 'Guilty Pleasures'.
Brendan will be singing Believe by Cher.
"I think it’s a big song, so I just need to go out and nail it – no pressure!" he teased.
Currently joining Brendan on Louis' Boys are Anthony Russell and Dalton Andre Harris. Making up Robbie Williams's full groups category are duo Acacia and Aaliyah, LMA Choir, Misunderstood and boy band United Vibe.
Left in Simon's girls category are Bella Penfold, Molly Scott, Scarlett Lee, and Shan Ako while Ayda Williams are the Overs are now made up of Danny Tetley, Giovanni Spano and Janice Robinson.
The X Factor airs tonight at 8:35PM and returns Sunday night at 8PM with the latest results, featuring performances from Little Mix and Kylie.