Sharon Osbourne has revealed why she sent home Gifty Louise in last night's X Factor 2016 results.
It was Gifty who left in last night's X Factor 2016 results after the sing-off against Four of Diamonds.
Four of Diamonds were in the sing-off for the second time in as many weeks while earlier in the live results, Ryan Lawrie was saved by the life line vote for a third time.
While Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh both backed their own acts, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne both sent home Gifty.
Sharon had the casting vote and explained her decision on the Xtra Factor last night: "What I was going for is out of these two, who do I think would make the best album if either one is there and could win.
"Which one could really, really crush it by making the album and it was the girls."
Four Of Diamonds' mentor Louis Walsh encouraged of his group: "I honestly think the girls have turned a corner now. They're starting to look like a group and next week you're going to see amazing improvement. They are the nicest people I've worked with."
Meanwhile, Ryan's mentor Nicole insisted on The Xtra Factor that he's at the top of his game despite a third time in the bottom three.
"I mean, look, he's been in the bottom three, but Scotland is supporting him and voting, because he's never had to do the sing-off yet," she commented.
"I feel like Ryan did everything that he could this week. He really turned a corner and I think he was unbelievable last night. He did the best that he could."
The X Factor 2016 is back next Saturday and Sunday on ITV from 8PM.
It's a Girl band v Boy Band theme and there will be a guest performance from Robbie Williams.