The news that Sam Lavery was the latest contestant to be crashing out of The X Factor in this week’s disco-themed show has got a few people hot under the collar online.
Lavery joined Ryan Lawrie in the bottom two and battled against him in the sing-off for a place in next week’s movie-themed spectacular.
But despite a rousing performance, Sam eventually left with the fewest public votes, after judges failed to agree on who should be sent home following a last-minute change of heart from Sharon Osbourne, who originally indicated that Ryan should be the one to go.
And it wasn’t long before fans on Twitter showed what they thought of the outcome…
Again the better singer gets voted off... #XFactor— Pip Nicoletti (@PipNicoletti) November 13, 2016
— Aaron Bumby (@Aaron_Bumby) November 13, 2016
Sam is the only one who was original and had a unique voice lol so classic 🙄😂 #XFactor— lewys (@lookingforlewys) November 13, 2016
Despite a valiant rendition of Mary J Blige’s No More Drama, 17-year-old Sam failed to win over enough members of the public and will now return to her native County Durham before picking up her music career again.
Aw well done Sam, she's been amazing #xfactor— Sophie Gradon (@sophiegradon) November 13, 2016
Sharon: 'the reason I'm sending him home is because he's always in the bottom, so I'm sending Sam home'. Very logical #XFactor— Matey Hopkins (@HopkinsNot) November 13, 2016
Meanwhile, remaining contestants Matt, 5 After Midnight, Saara, Ryan and Honey G will be preparing for the all-important Movie week, when they’ll have the chance to wow audiences with their take on some film classics.
The #XFactor judges all said Sam sang well in the sing off, so now I'm wondering if my telly is broken...— Ben, Benjy or Benjamin. Never Benny. (@bilbo983) November 13, 2016
Let’s just hope there aren’t too many last-minute decisions in that episode – we’re not sure if our hearts can take it.