X Factor journey over for Rugby teenager after Kingsland Road voted out of the competition

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The X Factor dream is over for a Rugby teenager after they were voted out of the ITV competition.

Kingsland Road - featuring Rugby’s Joe Conaboy (Connor) - were the latest act to be sent home from the X Factor after a sing-off with Tamera Foster.

They were in the bottom two after receiving the least amount of votes following last night’s show (Sunday).

Saturday’s flash vote was scrapped in an unexpected twist.

Kingsland Road took to the stage in the sing-off and gave an emotional performance singing James Morrison’s I Won’t Let You Go.

Tamera then sang Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing.

Nicole Sherzinger supported her own act Tamera, adding that it was hard because Kingsland Road had given it their ‘heart and soul’.

Kingsland Road’s mentor Gary Barlow said: ‘These guys were together for two years before they joined us.

“They should stick with what they’re doing. They are a hit band and they will be a hit band in the future I’m certain of it.

“I want to remind everyone out there that this is a singing competition. That’s all I have to say.”

Sharon Osbourne then voted to send Kingsland Road.

Louis Walsh described both acts as ‘incredible’, sending the boys home, while praising Tamera’s ‘star quality’.

The boy band which, also starring Josh, Matt, Thompson and Jay, said: “We loved it. Thank you Gary for everything.”

After the show Connor, who grew up and went to school in Rugby, tweeted: “Blessed to be in the position I’m in. Thank you everybody who had faith in us! And sorry if we let you down. We love you all so much.”

The band also took to Twitter to say: “That’s it. What an incredible experience. Thank you to all our fans, people who supported us. All the incredible workers in front and behind.”

The boys appeared on Daybreak on ITV this morning and have a day of interviews ahead.

Connor said: “Up and at it ready for a day of press. Then time to move out the X factor house! Today’s going to be a hard day.”

Connor’s mum Vicki Street has supported her son at every single live show in London.

Last night she tweeted: “The boys were amazing they sang their hearts out tonight. They will go big places.”