Popstar To Operastar: Claire Richards and Joseph Washbourn crash out of the semi-final

Popstar To Operastar: Claire Richards and Joseph Washbourn crash out of the semi-final

Popstar To Operastar: It”s Joe McElderry and Cheryl Baker fighting for this year”s title as Claire Richards and Joseph Washbourn crash out of the semi-final

11:53 PM on 3rd July 2011

Finalists: X Factor 2009 winner Joe McElderry and 80s pop star and TV presenter Cheryl Baker will battle it out at next week Finalists: X Factor 2009 winner Joe McElderry and 80s pop star and TV presenter Cheryl Baker will battle it out at next week

Finalists: X Factor 2009 winner Joe McElderry and 80s pop star and TV presenter Cheryl Baker will battle it out at next week”s grand final on Popstar To Operastar

OMG! Baker looked stunned as she hugs McElderry after getting through to the final

OMG! Baker looked stunned as she hugs McElderry after getting through to the final

Commiserations: Myleene Klass talks to Claire Richards and Joseph Washbourn after they are voted off

Commiserations: Myleene Klass talks to Claire Richards and Joseph Washbourn after they are voted off

In character: Richards wore a flamboyant hair piece to get into her evil character

In character: Richards wore a flamboyant hair piece to get into her evil character

Tension: The four semi-finalists looked a mixed of fearful and giggly

Tension: The four semi-finalists looked a mixed of fearful and giggly

Ladykiller: Washbourn performed the champagne aria (Fin ch

Ladykiller: Washbourn performed the champagne aria (Fin ch”han dal vino) from Mozart”s Don Giovanni

“It”s too poppy”: McElderry admitted he struggled with Granada, comparing it to Somethin” Stupid performed by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman

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She”s got the chaka chaka: Baker sang Un Bel Di Vedremo from Puccini”s Madame Butterfly

The panel: (L-R) Vanessa Mae, Simon Callow, Katherine Jenkins and guest judge Alfie Boe

The panel: (L-R) Vanessa Mae, Simon Callow, Katherine Jenkins and guest judge Alfie Boe

Pop meets opera: The Feeling and Sophie Ellis Bextor performed with opera singer Laura White

Pop meets opera: The Feeling and Sophie Ellis Bextor performed with opera singer Laura White