And then there were four. Welsh warbler Lloyd the latest to go as he gets knocked out by voters
In the first show which saw voting figures alone determine who would stay and who would go, viewers decided Lloyd’s rendition of ‘I’m still standing’ wasn’t quite enough to keep him in the competition.
The teenage singer put on a brave face during the results show, telling X Factor host Dermot O’Leary: ‘I’ve enjoyed every moment.’
His mentor Cheryl Cole stayed upbeat, saying: ‘I’m really proud of him and he needs to be really proud of himself. It’s amazing that he’s come so far.
‘He should be really proud of himself. He’s only 16. He’s got loads of time to blossom into a proper little star.’
For many Lloyd’s departure didn’t come as a surprise.
So with just four contestants left, who do you think will be the next to go? Let us know your verdict in the comments box below.