Carolynne Poole Leaves The X Factor
First live show goes to deadlock as Carolynne loses out to Rylan...
But Louis Walsh struggled to make a decision - when pushed, the Irishman voted to take it to deadlock and an emotional Rylan was saved by the public.
The news was met with a few boos from the audience - and the result is unlikely to go down well with Gary, who said he was "embarrassed" to be there for Rylan's version of Spandau Ballet's Gold on Saturday night.
Elsewhere in the competition, the Heroes theme, a tribute to Team GB, did produce some stand-out performances. Melanie Masson, for the Overs category, brought the 1960s rock vibe with a rendition of The Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends.
Jahmene Douglas got a standing ovation, showing off an impressive vocal range with John Lennon's Imagine, and Jade Ellis impressed with her performance of Enrique Iglesias's Hero.
Christopher Maloney was overjoyed to be given the chance to sing live, after the public voted to award him the wildcard spot on the show.
The Liverpudlian was overcome with emotion but managed to regain his composure to sing Mariah Carey's Hero, though Nicole Scherzinger confessed it was at times "a little bit cheesy".
But the act that brought the house down was 16-year-old Ella Henderson, who sang Take That's Rule The World, almost reducing Nicole to tears again and causing Gary to admit that it was "better than the original".
Ella remains one of the favourites to win the competition as the 12 hopefuls continue to battle it out on the live stage.