Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Abi Alton booted off X Factor

Abi Alton has been voted off the X Factor

Abi Alton was voted off the X Factor by majority vote after judge Nicole Scherzinger said: "I refuse to choose between my girls".

The singer found herself in the bottom two alongside Hannah Barrett.

Judge Gary Barlow admitted he was surprised by the public's choice, saying he was "confused". He added: "I don't know how these singers are ending up in the bottom two."

Hannah performed Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus while Abi chose Lego House by Ed Sheeran.

Before voting off Abi, Gary praised her: "Abi, I have loved your performances but tonight you touched me emotionally for the first time."

He added: "Hannah - don't change anything, you are brilliant just as you are."

Sharon Osbourne said she would also be sending Abi home, adding that it was "frustrating" that "now you show us your passion".

Sharon told Abi: "You are a talented singer-song writer. I haven't seen you this passionate since the auditions."

Gary and Sharon's votes meant that Abi would leave the show. When asked who he would have voted off, Louis Walsh said that he too would have chosen Abi.

Abi said: "I never in a million and one years thought that I would get this far. I've had the time of my life. I've met the most amazing people. I would never change it so thank you."

Presenter Dermot O'Leary praised her as "so unique, so original".

All four judges heaped praise on Rough Copy's performance, telling presenter Dermot that they thought the three-piece boy band had 'nailed it' with their Ray Charles number.

The judges said they were also particularly impressed with Sam Bailey's dazzling performance.

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Aries:

Wanderlust may be too powerful to resist. Planning a long holiday will be a pleasant diversion from work. You don't have to have fancy accommodation. You're willing to rough it for an adventure, but you do want to get good value for your money. Doing some research into the best places to stay and eat will pay off handsomely. Take along a friend who is free spirited and eager to explore unfamiliar vistas. The two of you will make great travelling companions.More