X Factor Eviction: And Then There Were Nine

In previous weeks, the result has been taken to Deadlock after the judges’ decision was split, but for the first time this series the judges made the final decision.

With Union J and Jade Ellis receiving the least public votes this week, Tulisa’s act was sent home after competing in a sing-off, with three judges opting to save Louis’ group.

After Louis Walsh and Tulisa voted to save their own, Union J were saved when both Nicole and Gary chose them over the 25 year old Londoner.

Barlow gave both acts a hope that they might be on the ITV show for one more week with his comments before delivering the decisive vote. He said that he sees potential in the all boy group and although Ellis is a “phenomenal vocalistâ€?, he didn’t think that she had the desire to win.