Hannah Barrett was has been eliminated from the X Factor following an all-Croydon sing-off, in which she was pitted against boy band Rough Copy.
Both acts received the lowest amount of public votes after performing on Saturday’s live 10th anniversary show, where acts sang songs by previous winners.
Barrett and Rough Copy sang for survival with their renditions of ‘I’d Go Blind’ by Etta James and ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’ by Oasis.
Barett’s mentor Nicole Sherzinger voted to save the Croydon singer and reacted angrily to the results: “I’m so disappointed and furious with the British public right now that they have my girl in the bottom two for this third time. I just think it’s a travesty.”
Rough Copy’s mentor Gary Barlow also saved his own performers.
Judges Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh were left to decide the fate of the two Croydon acts. Osbourne said: “On last night’s performance, it’s a travesty that Hannah should be here and Rough Copy.”
Walsh praised both peformances: “They sing with heart and they sing with soul. I don’t want to send anybody home.”
But both decided to send Barrett home and send Rough Copy through to the next live show.
Following her elimination, Barrett said: “I’m so blessed to be here. I just thank God for everything I have.”
While Scherzinger tweeted: “Hannah’s last performance said it all. Thank u believers! We are #Living & this is the beginning for @HannahBMusic…”
On Monday morning Rough Copy tweeted: “Still Humbled & Honoured To Still Be In This Race. Thank God For Giving Us This Opportunity. And Thank You Supporters For Helping Us.”
Watch Hannah Barrett’s Saturday night performance.
Watch Rough Copy’s Saturday night performance.