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05/11/2013 07:45 GMT

'X Factor's Kingsland Road Knew They Were Leaving The Show After 'Going Up Against Tamera'

X Factor rejects Kingsland Road have admitted they knew they had no chance of staying in the competition when they saw they were pitted against Tamera Foster in Sunday's sing-off.

Gary Barlow's boy band were the fourth act voted out of the ITV singing contest and member JJ Thompson has now revealed: "When we knew we were going up against Tamera, we knew we were going home."

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Kingsland Road were voted off on Sunday night

Josh Zare agreed: "She is a star, outright, and everyone knows that. She just looks like a star. She doesn't even have to open her mouth. We kind of thought (with the sing-off) let's just give it everything we've got, we might as well, it's probably going to be our last performance on the show."

Bandmate Jay Scott recently said he was planning to try his luck with newly single Foster, but was keeping his counsel today, saying: "We're just friends for now."

The boys agreed they would like to see Rough Copy, the last contestants left from the groups category, win the show.

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Thompson said they had been excited to get Gary as a mentor. "We could have got anyone and been happy, but when we got Gary, we were like 'Yes'," he said. "Take That and all the experience he's had, he passed on and it was amazing."

Barlow said in Sunday night's results show that the wrong acts ended up in the bottom two, saying: "The public have got it wrong tonight."

Zare said the band appreciated their mentor's comments: "I think we took it as a compliment because it means that he credits us as good singers because he thought that the weaker vocalists should have been in the bottom two instead."

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