Teary Tulisa watches as Nu Vibe get X Factor axe

The group were sent home after failing to impress in this weekend’s shows

X Factor mentor Tulisa Contostavlos was left in floods of tears on yesterday evening’s X Factor show, after boy band Nu Vibe became the second group to be axed from the competition.

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The five-piece – made up of Jordan Higo, Stefan Romer, Bradley Johnson, Richard Milford and Ashford Campbell – were left in the bottom two alongside cheeky singer Frankie Cocozza.

But it seems their final performance – a slow rendition of Cheryl Cole’s hit Promise This – failed to impress, with Frankie’s version of Daniel Merryweather’s Red winning through in the dramatic sing off.

While Tulisa stood by her act, telling Dermot O’Leary: ‘I think it’s pretty obvious, it’s a shame that you guys are here tonight, the act I’m sending home is Frankie,’ Gary Barlow and Kelly Rowland both voted Nu Vibe off the show,

Louis Walsh dealt the casting blow, adding: ‘It’s tough neither act had a really good night both did not reach their full potential. Its very tough but I’ll save the act which has the most potential. The act I’m sending home is Nu Vibe.’

Supporting her band on stage, teary Tulisa told Nu Vibe to ‘keep going,’ gushing: ‘All I can say is that I believed in them and they worked hard and gave everything. I can’t say what went wrong. I still believe in them. 

‘Just keep going, all of them are such beautiful lads and talented and deserve it and I wish them all the best.’

Meanwhile, the axed band later Tweeted their thanks to fans, revealing that, despite their early X Factor exit, they would stay together and continue to perform.

‘Thank you for everything,’ they wrote. ‘We’ve had such a great experience. Sorry we can’t perform to you on the X factor again but this is not the last of Nu Vibe.’

Do YOU think NuVibe were the right act to go? Or should Frankie Cocozza have been given the boot? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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