Serious recording artiste Aiden Grimshaw has been talking earnestly and authentically to the BBC about his time on The X Factor.
"Most of it was compromise," he said. "I wanted to be singing mental songs (!) on a Saturday night at half seven which just weren't appropriate."
"But I was always happy with the songs I was given," he added, unconvincingly. "It's an amazing experience."
Of his new 'material', he said: "I think it's going to be different to what people expect from Aiden Grimshaw from The X Factor."