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Relley C axed from The X Factor as Honey G escapes elimination again

London rapper Honey G was booed by the audience as she was put through to next weekend's live shows.

Relley C was the latest casualty on The X Factor on Sunday night (23Oct16) after failing to impress viewers with her performance.

Despite performing on Saturday night's (22Oct16) show with a bad cold, the 26-year-old former housekeeper was the third act voted off the live shows.

Talking to host Dermot O'Leary after the announcement was made, Relley said: "From the start, I said I'd be very happy to make it to the first Live Show, (I) could of (sic) done with a little bit more but I'm happy I got to experience it."

Sunday's results show saw Relley in the bottom three with girl group 4 of Diamonds and young heartthrob Ryan Lawrie, but it was the first two who were forced to perform in the sing-off after Ryan was given the lifeline vote.

Still struggling with her bug, Relley opted to perform Bonnie Raitt's I Can't Make You Love Me, before her girl band competitors belted out Fifth Harmony's hit Who Are You.

As ever, it was up to the judges to decide which act to send home, with Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne standing by their acts 4 of Diamonds and Relley respectively.

Nicole Scherzinger was next up, and clearly struggled as she said: "This is so hard for me. I've loved you since I first saw you. I'm sending home Relley."

The deciding vote was given to head judge Simon Cowell, who could have chosen to send it to deadlock if he'd voted to send 4 of Diamonds home. However, Simon made the decision to axe Relley from the competition.

Elsewhere in the show, controversial rapper Honey G found herself hitting headlines when she was booed by the crowd after being named safe to go through to next weekend's live shows.

Viewers were quick to take to social media to criticise the decision, with former X Factor contestant James Hughes - who made it through to judges houses - tweeting: "Sorry that's horrible, Honey G has done well to get that far but her talent isn't rapping. Knitting maybe, rapping no!"

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