X Factor 2012 results: Who left? Rylan Clark eliminated

Rylan Clark (X Factor 2012)

Rylan Clark has become the latest act to be eliminated from The X Factor 2012.

Last night saw the remaining five X Factor finalists perform live for the eighth time, singing two tracks each.

The acts sung both an Abba track and a Motown themed number, before the public were given their say.

This evening, Dermot O'Leary revealed that Union J and Rylan Clark had received the fewest public votes and would have to sing again.

It was the third time for both acts in the sing off, and for one of them it was the last.

In the sing off, Union J performed Run by Snow Patrol while Rylan performed Athlete's Wires.

Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh both backed their acts, leaving it up to Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow to decide the outcome of the elimination.

Unsurprisingly, Gary backed Union J to stay, saying: "Union J, you had a great sing off, you are the band everyone is going to want to sign in this competition. Rylan, you have been an amazing contestant, and I'm so glad as that was your best vocal performance and song choice. We've had great fun, none of it has been personal, but the act I'm sending home is Rylan."

With the deciding vote, Tulisa said: "Union J, you are four amazing lads both on stage and off stage. Rylan, you have entertained me all the way through this series, I admire your strength for all what you've had to put up with in this competition.

"I have to go with the act who has the most potential to sell records so the act I'm sending home is Rylan."

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The X Factor 2012 continues next Saturday and Sunday on ITV1 and ITV1HD.

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