CLACTON pop wannabe Greg West is out of the X Factor after losing the sing-off to boyband rivals Union J.

Greg’s band District3 performed Bruno Mars’ hit Just The Way You Are.

But the judges dumped them out of the competition – voting for Union J, who sang Fire to the Rain by Adele.

Greg, from Clacton, had made it to the last seven of the mega talent competition.

He went to school in Manningtree.

Both bands' mentor - Louis Walsh - refused to vote either of them off.