Carolynne Poole has become the first act to be voted off this year’s X Factor, in a dramatic Sunday night results show.
Carolynne, 32, and Rylan Clark both received the lowest number of viewer votes during Heroes Week, putting them in the danger zone last night, but it was Poole who was ultimately sent packing.
They both performed once more for the judges in a sing-off, before the judges chose which of the acts to put through to next week’s show.
Both boys mentor Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow, who looks after the Over 28s, predictably chose their own acts, while Tulisa opted to send Rylan home. However, Louis, after much deliberation, caused mass controversy by choosing to save Rylan and sending the decision to deadlock.
It was then left to host Dermot O’Leary to reveal which hopeful received the least amount of votes overall and would be sent home.
Reacting to the news, Carolynne’s mentor, Gary, stormed off stage, but returned later on for spin-off show the Xtra Factor to explain his annoyance, calling Louis’ decision an “absolute joke”.
In the series’ first live show, contestants performed Hero-themed songs, with Enrique Iglesias and Queen among the choices. Saturday night also saw Christopher Maloney join the finalists, after being voted in as this year’s wildcard entry.
The next live show will air on Saturday 13 October at 8pm on ITV1.