Singer Tom, 14, oh so close!

PUBLISHED: 02:01 09 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:08 10 June 2010

A YOUNG singer from Exmouth, who competed in the final rounds of the South West's biggest TV showcase, won rave reviews for his 'voice of an angel'. Tom Andrews, 14, won praise from the judges on the last night of the FX Factor, a TV music competition, bu

A YOUNG singer from Exmouth, who competed in the final rounds of the South West's biggest TV showcase, won rave reviews for his 'voice of an angel'.Tom Andrews, 14, won praise from the judges on the last night of the FX Factor, a TV music competition, but lost by only one vote.The competition was set at Torbay's Riviera International Conference Centre and, after months of auditions, 17 hopefuls went through to the last rounds, with Tom the youngest singer.Tom, who sang Queen's Too much love will kill you, said: "It was great. I thought I did quite well - it was one of the best performances I have given. I was really nervous getting up on stage. "Now I need more practice to get better for next year. I really enjoyed the adrenaline rush and watching people enjoying the show."Tom had previously performed at FX Factor as a guest star and this time was the fifth runner-up, losing out on the top prize of recording his own CD and being managed by Star Promotions.Terry Mills, one of the judges and event organiser, said: "It was a very hard decision and he lost by just one vote. His performance was absolutely amazing - he has a voice of an angel and there is something about him - his charm."Terry Mills was joined by Debbie McGee, wife of Paul Daniels, Anthony Kavanagh, runner-up from Grease is the Word, and John Govier, a presenter for BBC Radio Devon, in judging the competition.

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