TOP 7 becomes TOP 6 tonight.
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The X Factor airs tonight at 8:00pm BST (9:00pm CEST, 3:00pm EDT, 12:00pm PDT) on ITV 1 (60min).
Watching the intro, Emily Middlemas and Sam Lavery are singled out as the worst two performers last night. I’m certain Emily was the worst of the night. Just go watch the performance on YouTube.
We start with judges at their table and Dermot introducing a performance from our TOP 7. They are singing “Rise Up” by Andra Day. It’s Remembrance Sunday in the UK, so I guess that’s why they are doing a ballad in all white attire.
Dermot says there are only 3% of votes between the bottom 3. Time for a recap of last night’s performances.
Next, Nathan Sykes of The Wanted fame released his debut solo album on Friday and is now performing a song “Famous” from that album on the X Factor. I’m sure he got this performance slot because he is managed by Global, which owns Capital FM, UK’s biggest commercial pop station and Heart FM, UK’s biggest HAC station. So Simon gives a performance slot to a Global artist and Global makes sure X Factor’s alums get played on their stations. Looking at Global’s website, there are only 2 acts managed by Global: Nathan Sykes and X Factor UK S12 winner Louisa Johnson. So I guess X Factor and Global are really in bed together?
The voting is now over! Dermot goes backstage to chat with the contestants. He says the TOP 2 acts this week are at the top for the first time this season, so it’s an open race.
We are back from the break and it’s time for the results. The judges join their acts on stage.
5 After Midnight
The 5th safe act will be revealed after a break.
Time for a performance from Olly Murs. He released his new album “24HRS” on Friday and after one day of sales he is ahead of Emeli Sande’s album. He is performing his new single “Grow Up”. at the end, a Dermot’s mini me interviews him with the real Dermot watching.
More results after the break.
We are back and the final act safe is Emily Middlemas.
Sam Lavery – No More Drama (Mary J Blige)
Ryan Lawrie – Stop Crying You Heart Out (Oasis)
Simon sends home Ryan Lawrie.
Nicole sends home Sam Lavery.
Louis sends home Ryan Lawrie.
Sharon sends home Sam Lavery.
The act that received the fewest votes is Sam Lavery.
Ant and Dec, the hosts of “I’m A Celebrity! Get Me Out of Here” are in Australia and have their own version of X Factor Jukebox. Next week’s theme is “MOVIES”.
Craig David and Alicia Keys are set to perform next Sunday.