Lorna Simpson has become the first to leave The X Factor 2013 in tonight’s results.
Yesterday evening was the first time the final 12 performed, singing hit songs from the 80s.
Abi Alton, Hannah Barrett, Kingsland Road, Lorna Simpson, Luke Friend, Miss Dynamix, Nicholas McDonald, Rough Copy, Sam Bailey, Sam Callahan, Shelley Smith and Tamera Foster all sung for the judges and us viewers.
After all of the contestant had sung, lines opened for a new ‘Flash vote’, lasting for less than 10 minutes.
It put Shelley Smith in the bottom two, before lines reopened until this evening’s results show. Once lines closed, host Dermot O’Leary revealed that the Lorna Simpson had received the next fewest number of votes, placing them in the sing-off alongside Shelley.
The pair then performed again for the judges, with Shelley singing Jennifer Hudson hit One Night Only while Lorna sung There You’ll Be.
It was then over to the judges to make their decision, starting with the pair’s mentor Sharon.
She declared: “I abstain.”
Louis was next, saying: “An amazing sing off, it’s a really, really difficult one. The person I’m sending home tonight is Lorna.”
Gary commented: “What a fantastic sing off that was… The act I’m sending home tonight is Shelley.”
It left Nicole with the deciding vote, saying: “The act I’m sending home is Lorna.”
Therefore, with two votes to one to go, Lorna went home.
Are you surprised by the results? Who did you want to leave?
The X Factor 2013 live shows continue next Saturday and Sunday with a Love and Heartbreak theme.
Browse pictures of Saturday night’s X Factor live performances here…