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Gifty Louise exits X Factor

Gifty Louise exits X Factor

Gifty Louise has been booted off 'The X Factor'.

The 20-year-old hopeful appeared furious to have been voted off the show following a strong performance of Ray Charles' 'A Song For You' against girl group Four of Diamonds' rendition of Christina Aguilera's 'The Voice Within' in the sing-off.

Only her own mentor, Simon Cowell, opted to keep her in the competition, and afterwards tried to console her by blaming his choice of Fifth Harmony's 'I'm In Love With a Monster' for her to sing on Saturday's (29.10.16) live show for her exit.

Asked by host Dermot O'Leary what had gone wrong for her, Gifty said: "I don't know", and then Simon grabbed the mic.

He said: "It's not you, it's me. I shouldn't have given you that song."

Simon and Louis Walsh had the first say and voted to save their own acts, though the show boss got confused and initially said he was sending home Gifty before backtracking.

Nicole Scherzinger then praised Gifty for her "beautiful and moving performance" but then announced she was sending her home.

With the final vote left to Sharon Osbourne, Louis pleaded with his friend to save her group and she said "OK" before confirming she would send home Gifty.

For the third week in a row, Ryan Lawrie found himself in the bottom three but was saved via the lifeline vote on the official app.

Musical performances came from Bruno Mars and last year's winner Louisa Johnson.

Next week's theme will be Boyband v Girlband.