It was a shock exit for Aiden Grimshaw, as Katie won out in the sing-off for the fourth time
She’s done it again… Katie Waissel survived the X Factor sing-off for the fourth time, meaning a shock exit for Aiden Grimshaw.
There’s one thing for sure, Katie Waissel doesn’t give up without a fight.
The 24-year-old found herself in the bottom two for the fourth time last night, singing for survival against 18-year-old Aiden – who had never found himself in the sing-off before.
And with the judges unable to agree on a majority vote, the decision was taken to deadlock and therefore back into the hands of the public.
And sadly for Aiden, more viewers had picked up the phone for Katie, and she scraped through for another week.
As Dermot declared the result, nobody seemed more shocked than Katie herself, with the announcement prompting loud boos from the studio audience.
Visibly shaken, the emotional singer launched a hug on the seemingly impassive Aiden – who was clearly unimpressed with the results.
‘You win some, you lose some,’ he told show host Dermot O’Leary – and when asked what he was going to do next, replied: ‘Have a beer.’
Dannii’s boy then sparked controversy by saying: ‘My friend texted me earlier and said there was a leak on Twitter that I was third from bottom.’
A spokesman for the X Factor has since insisted that no one knew the outcome of the result until just seconds before it was announced by Dermot.
‘People make lots of unfounded predictions on the internet about the order of contestants based on various popularity polls. We do not believe there is a leak,’ they said.
Aiden’s mentor Dannii also later took to the social networking site to declare support for her axed protégé, Tweeting: ‘My utmost respect for Aiden. I have loved working with him on X Factor. TeamMinogue will miss him and I wish him the VERY BEST! Dx’
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