Neither survived the surprise double eviction yesterday night
With competition really hotting up, cheeky singer Johnny Robinson and boy band The Risk were both voted off the X Factor last night, in a shock double eviction.
Much to viewers’ surprise, lothario Frankie Cocozza sailed through this week’s show, despite looking bleary eyed after just hours’ sleep.
Meanwhile, teen star Janet Devlin was also assured a place on the line-up next week, despite her performance of the Jackson Five’s I Want You Back being slammed by judges.
Little Mix, Craig, Misha and Marcus also made it through, but a shock turn of events saw handsome boy band The Risk fall at the first hurdle.
Just one week after band member Ashley Baptiste quit, to be replaced by Ashford Campbell, the foursome were sent home.
Despite being axed, the group remained upbeat telling show host Dermot O’Leary: ‘We’re The Risk, we’re just gonna carry on.’
Next up, judge Louis Walsh’s remaining two contestants Johnny Robinson and Kitty Brucknell were forced to battle it out for the final place in the show, going head to head in a sing off.
But it seems Johnny’s version of The Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody was no match for Kitty’s rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s Beautiful Disaster, with Louis issuing the casting vote to send 45-year-old Johnny home.
‘This guy is a brilliant singer, he’s a great character, he’s gonna have a great career. I hate to see him go home,’ Louis told the audience, while the axed singer added: ‘I wanna thank everyone who have got behind me. All the judges, everyone out there in the UK who accepted me for just being me.’
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