X Factor 2011: Tulisa sends 2 Shoes home!

Tulisa Contostavlos

X Factor judge Tulisa tonight decided to keep groups Rhythmix, The Risk and Nu Vibe in the competition, leaving Essex duo 2 Shoes to be the third of four acts eliminated.

"Guys... you can't imagine how much of a hard decision this has been for me. I've spent the last 3 or 4 hours crying tears... but I've had to come to a decision," Tulisa said, before naming [tag]Rhythmix[/tag] as the first safe act of the four.

Tulisa then decided to keep [tag]The Risk[/tag] and [tag]Nu Vibe[/tag], leaving to 2 Shoes to go home.

Tulisa said: "Watching last night's performance back... the group I'm taking through is... and I was disappointed in them because it sounded better in the studio, but I know they can do better... the group I'm keeping is Nu Vibe."

She added: "I'm sorry girls, I couldn't even find a reason why but I just had to send one home."

The girls added: "We're just so proud to have made it this far, it's been amazing."

Talking on Xtra Factor, Tulisa said: "This is people's lives and I had to make a decision to change their lives forever. I've become their friends, it was so hard."

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