The singing sensation isn't a fan of grand gestures
Not that he would have shown it.
‘I wanted to win more than anybody. I’ve dedicated my whole life to this,’ he reveals.
‘People get the wrong impresssion – they think that because I wasn’t crying and flapping my hands around, I didn’t want to win.’
The 27-year-old heartthrob is now ready for fame.
‘It would have been crushing to get this close and then go back to being a painter-decorator,’ says Matt.
‘I’ll do my best and work my hardest. I want as much control over my career as possible. I want to write my own stuff.’
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