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Saturday 19 April 2014

Belle Amie booted off X Factor

Belle Amie's dreams of stardom were shattered as they were booted off the X Factor

Belle Amie's dreams of stardom have been shattered as they were booted off the X Factor.

The girl band ended up in the bottom two with Katie Waissel after failing to impress viewers with their rendition of Venus by Bananarama.

Judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue failed to chose an act to send home so Belle Amie, the act with the fewest votes, was sent home.

In a bid to stay in the competition they sang Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway.

"They have been a pleasure to work with," their mentor Simon told host Dermot O'Leary. "I do not think it is the end for this group - they are survivors."

The four girls, Esther Campbell, Sophia Wardman, Geneva Lane and Rebecca Creighton, entered X Factor as solo artists but were given a second chance in the final stages of Bootcamp when they were lumped together as a group. They are the sixth act to leave the contest.

Katie Waissel burst into tears after she sang Trust in Me by Etta James in a bid to save herself.

Simon and Louis both opted to send Katie home while Cheryl and Dannii sent home the girl band.

All 11 hopefuls opened the show with US rock band Bon Jovi by singing hit Livin' On A Prayer. British jazz funk act Jamiroquai also took to the stage to perform comeback single White Knuckle Ride.

Rihanna sang her new single Only Girl (In The World) - which became the second highest first week sales of 2010 for a non-charity single in the charts today.

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