Four of the sixteen X Factor Finalists were sent home in tonight’s results show.
The mentors, Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh, chose three acts from their category they feel has what it takes to go further in the competition, leaving one act from each category going home.
Gary ditched 20-year-old, James Michael, who last night performed the Beatles classic, Ticket to ride.
Kelly said goodbye to the 16-year-old student and last night’s show opener, Amelia Lily.
Tulisa gave 2 Shoes – Charley Bird and Lucy Texeira the boot.
And Louis Walsh dropped serving soldier, Jonjo Kerr.
The final 16 acts were told of the twist earlier on Thursday and gave the Judges a round of applause. The judges each assured contestants their decisions would be based on Saturday’s performances alone.
Last night the acts performed the following songs:
The Risk – Plan B She Said
Nu Vibe – Chris Brown Beautiful People
Rhythmix – Nicki Minaj Superbass
2 Shoes – Girls Aloud Something Kinda Oohh
Marcus Collins – Maroon 5 Moves like Jagger
Craig Colton – Christina Perri Jar of Hearts
James Michael – Beatles Ticket to Ride
Frankie Cocozza – Ed Sheeran The A Team
Amelia Lily – Michael Jackson Billy Jean
Sophie Habibis – Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Misha Bryan – Adele Rolling in the Deep
Janet Devlin – Coldplay Fix You
Sami Brookes – Ultra Nate Free
Kitty Brucknell – Queen Who wants to Live Forever
Jonjo Kerr – The Kinks You Really Got Me
Johnny Robinson – Cher Believe
Next Saturday, ITV1 7:45pm, the 12 remaining acts will perform for viewers votes.