Hackney boy band Kingsland Road said goodbye to the X Factor following their elimination last night.
The band was voted out after facing Tamera Foster in the sing-off, after both received the lowest number of votes following their Saturday night performances.
Kingsland Road’s mentor, Gary Barlow, was in shock and said “the public have got it wrong tonight”.
Saturday night’s X-Factor was disco-themed, but in the sing-off Kingsland Road stripped away the glitter with their version of James Morrison’s ‘I won’t let you go’. This was the second time the boys had featured in the sing-off.
When asked to decide who should be eliminated, judges Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger supported their acts and voted to keep them in.
Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne voted the boys out after seeing more potential in Foster. Walsh said she had “star quality”.
After the elimination, Barlow said: “They’re a hit band and they will be a hit band in the future – I’m certain of it.”
He continued: “I want to remind everybody out there this is a singing competition. That’s all I have to say.”
Band member Jay Scott, 19, said: “We loved it. Thank you Gary for everything.”
Croydon based group Rough Copy are now Barlow’s only remaining contestants.
Following their elimination, Kingsland Road tweeted: “That’s it. What an Incredible experience. Thank you to all our fans, people who supported us. All the incredible workers in front and behind.”
Barlow tweeted: “So sorry to lose @KingslandRd tonight! This years X factor is so unpredictable!”
Fellow Croydon act Hannah Barrett also made it safely to next week’s live shows.
Watch Kingsland Road’s final performance here: