'It's not just a singing competition': Kye Sones is sent home as Tulisa calls Rylan Clark the entertaining act on X Factor
22:17 GMT, 4 November 2012
Even though Lucy Spraggan had withdrawn from the show, it was business as usual on X Factor and Kye Sones became the latest act sent home.
Rylan Clark and Kye found themselves in the bottom two after receiving the lowest amount of public votes.
Gary Barlow had predicted on Saturday night's show that Rylan would be leaving this week but he was proved wrong as Tulisa put a spanner in the works.
Over and out: Kye Sones was the latest singer to be kicked off the X Factor
RIP: Rylan was deemed the most entertaining act by Tulisa and was saved after the sing off
Rylan was first up in the sing-off and he performed Kissing You by Des'ree. With the crowd cheering him on, Rylan gave perhaps his best vocal performance ever but had stiff competition from Kye.
Armed with a ballad Kye belted out I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz. His mentor, Gary, watched on nodding his head in approval.
Kye took the battle to the audience as he walked towards the crowd with his pitch perfect rendition earning him a standing ovation.
Blonde ambition: Rylan was the first person to take to the stage in the sing off
The Essex based singer sand Kissing You by Des'ree and gave his best vocal performance of the show
Waiting in the wings: While Rylan sang his heart out, Kye watched on from the side of the stage with Dermot
With all their energy spent, the judges had to decide their fate, with Nicole Scherzinger first giving her backing to Rylan.
She said: 'After that performance you bring heart, so the act I'm sending forward is Kye.'
Gary said: The sing off was completely won by Kye tonight, but when you get put next to a real singer you cannot compete.'
Friends united: Kye and Rylan emerged before the sing off next to each other hand in hand
May the best man win: Rylan and Kye shook hands and wished each other good luck
Power house: Kye belted out Jason Mraz's I Won't Give You Up, and took the fight to the crowd
Louis Walsh said: 'It was an amazing sing off. Kye I loved you sing off. I'm going to do the right thing and the act I have to send home is Rylan.'
Tulisa caused controversy and opted to save the act she found most entertaining rather than the best vocal performer.
She said: 'Kye that was one of your best vocal performances tonight. When it come downs to it it's not just a singing competition, this is the X Factor.
What a way to go: Tulisa surprisingly backed Rylan even though he was not the better singer
Bad luck: After Kye was announced as the bottom ranked act, Rylan gave him a consoling hug
Cheerio: After the vote was sent to Deadlock, Kye was announced as the singer with the least amount of votes
'The act I look forward to seeing each week is Rylan. The act I'm sending home is Kye.
With a draw, the decision was sent to deadlock and Kye was announced as the person with the lowest amount of votes.
The ousted former chimney sweep promised to use the platform that X Factor had given him to release an album which he was already writing.
Happy days: Union J literally jumped for joy as they were told that they were through
Lucky girl: Nicole Scherzinger is the only judge with all three acts in the competition after James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas also went through
Nice to see you: Show favourite James Arthur received a hug from Nicole after he went through
Still going: Gary Barlow's final act, Christopher Maloney was relieved and shocked to progress
Earlier in the evening there was another battle going on between two professional acts.
Former guest judge Rita Ora performed Shine Your Light, but she was thoroughly outshone by Gwen Stefani on Sunday night's X Factor.
No Doubt took to the stage as the second guest act but they were clearly the number one act after their engaging performance.
Ready to rock: Gwen Stefani and No Doubt put on a great performance as they sang on the show
Blondes at war: Gwen looked in superb shape as strutted across the stage energetically but had some competition from Rita Ora
Rocking out: The band were the second professional act on Sunday night's show
The band rocked out with Gwen strutting around with her svelte and toned tummy on show in a crop top and leather skirt which she wore with tartan trousers.
The American band performed Looking Hot and they certainly did with their pristine front woman looking remarkably good at 43.
Following their performance, Gwen said of James Arthur performing their song Don't Speak: 'It was really awkward but it was amazing , he did amazing.'
Wholly attractive: Rita Ora put in a low key performance but was well dressed in a crocheted catsuit
Star of style: Rita had her trademark blonde hair well tussled for her X Factor appearance
Natural born performer: The British star began her song while wearing a heavy blue sequined jacket
Rita Ora had done her best to impress the audience but the former guest X Factor judge simply could not compete with the expertise of No Doubt.
Rita took to the stage in modest fashion wearing a baggy black sequined jacket with her blonde hair tussled delicately into shape.
Her performance didn't really heat up, however, until she removed her jacket and showed off her extremely shapely body.
Battle of the blondes: Rita and Gwen may have the same hair colour, but No Doubt were more entertaining
Strong backing: Rita and No Doubt both spoke glowingly about contestant James Arthur
Rita, 21, wore a black crocheted catsuit that was littered with holes in all the right places and protected her modesty.
The chart topping singer also sang the praises of James Arthur and said that there was something special about his voice.
Super band: Rita Ora and No Doubt posed for a pre-show photograph before either of them took to the stage