X Factor 2016: Caitlyn Vanbeck makes shock exit at judges' houses

Caitlyn Vanbeck

Caitlyn Vanbeck has made a shock exit from The Factor at judges' houses tonight

The amazing singer and fan favourite was given a no by mentor Simon Cowell.

Earlier tonight, before singing for Simon and his guest judges Mel B and Emma Bunton, Caitlyn told cameras: "Never did I think I'd be sitting in Malibu in Simon Cowel's house.

"Now I'm here I'm a little bit 'What's going on?!'"

The teaching student continued: "My dream is to be a singer and that is why I'm here today. I've just tried to constantly impress the judges and constantly impress Simon.

CAITLYN VANBECK
CAITLYN VANBECK

"When I found out Simon was my mentor I was really, really happy because I knew he already understood me."

Singing George Michael's Praying For Time, Caitlyn unfortunately tripped up over some of the words.

Simon Cowell however encouraged her: "The last 15 seconds, that part of your voice is the sweet spot."

A teary Caitlyn was also reassured by Emma: "Don't worry about the words, you were so in it."

An emotional Caitlyn replied: "I just, really don't want to go home. I've wanted this so much and it means so much to me."

When it came to the decision, Simon told Caitlyn: "From your first audition I thought you were one of the better ones and you have a great voice. I think you're close, I think your voice is extraordinary and I think for right now, it is a no. I'm really sorry."

He added: "I don't want you to come away thinking you did bad because you didn't do bad. You didn't."

As an upset Caitlyn retreated for a Dermot hug, Simon sighed: "That did not feel good."

Simon chose Emily Middlemas, Gifty Louise and Samantha Lavery as his final three girls.

The X Factor continues Sunday night with the results of the Overs and Boys judges' houses.

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