Relley C voted off The X Factor
Relley C is the latest act to be voted off The X Factor.
The Overs contestant failed to impress with her performance of Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman” during Diva Week on the Saturday night show (October 22), and found herself in the bottom three alongside Boys contestant Ryan Lawrie and Groups contestants Four of Diamonds on Sunday (October 23).
1.7 million votes were cast in a tense four-minute lifeline vote, after which X Factor host Dermot O’Leary announced Ryan Lawrie was safe from the sing-off and would be returning to the competition next week.
Relley C then sang her heart out to Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” before Four of Diamonds belted out a rendition of Fifth Harmony’s “Who Are You”.
Louis Walsh said choosing between the two acts was “so hard, because I love both acts”. However, ultimately he had “to stick with my girls, because they have the most potential.”
Nicole Scherzinger echoed Louis and said the choice was “just so hard for me because I really love the girls and I really love Relley”, however “the act that I’m sending home tonight based on this performance is Relley.”
Simon Cowell was conflicted, admitting: “I could make a case for both of you. Relley, it wasn’t your best last night, I said that. Girls, it’s been difficult for you as it’s only been two weeks.”
“I’m gonna keep the act that probably has the most potential – I’m going to send home Relley.”
Only Sharon Osbourne chose to save Relley C, but her vote to send home Four of Diamonds was discounted as the judges reached a majority vote to send home the Overs contestant.
Speaking after the result was announced, a gracious Relley told Dermot: “You know what, from the start I’ve said if I could just make it to the first live shows, I’d be happy. I’m happy I experienced it.”
Her mentor Sharon said: “She’s a strong girl, she’s a fighter. She’ll come back.”