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X Factor Live Shows: Week 7

We’re going to work backwards on this weekend’s X Factor shows, because we cannot believe what went on!

With numbers dwindling and the race for the final becoming tight, it really is survival of the fittest… or so everyone thought. At the beginning of the competition, acts like Ella Henderson, James Arthur, Jade Ellis and Jahmene Douglas were a dead cert to be in the final, while we expected people like Rylan and Christopher Maloney to be dead in the water – but not on THIS voting public’s watch!

The upshot of people not voting for those acts they thought would be dead cert, is that Ella Henderson was voted off the show last night, after she and James Arthur were in the sing off and it went to deadlock – cue the whole nation gasping in outrage.

Though if previous years contestants are anything to go by, this was potentially the best thing to happen to Ella in order for her to have a long and fulfilling career.

We’re kinda sad about the result, as Ella’s hair has brought us much inspiration over the weeks, and we’ve been playing with braids ever since. In this week’s result show she wore her hair in a messy bun, which was supported by a braid at the front and the back – good work by resident X Factor stylist, Jamie Stevens.

Keen viewers will have seen Ella on this morning’s Daybreak, sporting her old trademark victory roll. Good luck with everything Ella, we’ll miss you!

This now leaves only boys left in the competition, so in the hair stakes, we’re rooting for a potential change to George from Union J’s style – he needs to ditch the Harry Styles messy wave and get in with his other bandmates, rocking the quiff!

And, can we say, we loved this rendition of ‘Call Me Maybe’ for this week’s theme ‘Guilty Pleasures’ – can you believe Tulisa hates the song?

Elsewhere Jahmene knocked everyone out once more with a soulful rendition of Don’t Leave Me This Way, while the always-controversial Rylan performed a mash-up of Duran Duran and Bros. We cringed and laughed equally throughout the judging as Rylan showed his claws to Gary Barlow, his meanest critic. Meow!

A highlight of the results show was Alicia Keys, who performed her hit ‘Girl On Fire’, looking resplendent in an all-black outfit of pencil skirt and a bandeau top with her hair slicked back in to a tight ponytail, held with a huge oriental-style black flower to complement her stage show.

What a week, we’ve got no idea where this series is going from here!

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