X Factor 2012: Louis Walsh takes blame for District3 being in bottom two

District3 (X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Louis Walsh has admitted he's to blame for District3 being in the bottom two tonight.

The boys had to sing off with Melanie Masson, and managed to avoid elimination after the judges' vote went to deadlock and Melanie went home.

On Saturday night, District3 performed All For One hit I Swear for the panel, and split the judges.

The group were seen being unsure of their song choice in the VT before their performance, admitting: "We were worried about a boyband being a boyband song, and coming across cheesy."

When it came to the comments, the panelists were split.

Nicole Scherzinger said: "I'm going to be a little tough on you here, I need to see something else from you boys. I need you to rub oil all over your bodies and then sing the song like you mean it... any volunteers, girls?"

Gary Barlow said: "Boys, I think you’ve had a really bad night tonight. The harmonies were off, when you watch this back you’ll be disappointed.

"The song choice was very dated and I think in the battle of the boybands, Union J have taken it tonight."

But Tulisa said: "I understand why Louis picked that for you, because your strong point is your harmonies. I am going to face the facts here, you guys are competing with the other boy group in the competition Union J, your strong point are your harmonies. They have charisma and strong individual singers but you have the harmonies."

Speaking on the Xtra Factor after tonight's results, Louis said: "I did pick the song for District3, so I take the blame for that. I work really hard, but somebody has the to go every week."

Explaining her choice to keep District3, Tulisa said: "I think I just... sometime when it's not obvious... There's so many things involved from their first audition to the sing off and I couldn't take a decision, so I had to go with my heart and my heart said to save the boys."

The X Factor 2012 continues next Saturday and Sunday night on ITV1.

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