X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow shocked that Kye Sones in the bottom two

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2012)

Gary Barlow has confessed he's shocked that Kye Sones was in the bottom two.

The 30-year-old narrowly avoided elimination in this evening's t X Factor UK results show, being saved by deadlock against duo MK1.

It was Gary's third time with an act in the bottom two in as many weeks.

He said: "I'm so sad for Kye, I know the work we've put and in and I thought he gave a blinding performance last night. I'm just so shocked."

Speaking on Xtra Factor, the Take That star added: "The talent this year is through the roof.

"Everybody had a good performance last night, and if everyone has a good performance, someone still has to go."

Nicole meanwhile offered her advice for Kye.

She told Xtra Factor hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack: "It's not about how you sound it's about how you feel and make us feel, it just needs to be a little bit more raw from his heart and gut."

And Tulisa defended Gary, who has already lost two of his acts this year.

The N-Dubz star said: "He knows what he's doing, it's simply due to the extreme talent this year... luck of the draw. You don't know what's going to happen."

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

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