Audio Vixen leave the show

The final nine got the show off with a bang thanks to the pumping sounds of Wilson Phillips’ "Hold On".

We were then shown a glimpse of the contestants’ exclusive gig at the Macca’s Roof Top Party; before all-Australian songstress Vanessa Amorosi hit the stage to perform her new single Amazing.

Chris Isaak then rolled back the one o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock, four, and got all Roy Orbison on us with his rendition of "Oh, Pretty Woman".

Perhaps it was a doff of the cap to the Julia Roberts/Richard Gere film from the decade we were celebrating?

It was then time for two new acts - Johnny Ruffo and Audio Vixen - to realise they were singing for their X Factor survival.

When Johnny had finished singing "Just The Way You Are" and Audio Vixen had tackled Queen’s "Somebody To Love", all they could do was await the judges’ verdicts.

After the judges couldn’t decide a clear winner, it went down to deadlock… the public vote.

And with that, Audio Vixen were out of the competition, as they'd received the fewest public votes.

Did the public get it right?

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  1. Jo08:21am Wednesday 19th October 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    what a night last night, leaving it to thepublic to vote, come on the wrong person went home. i don't think the public should vote when two people are singing to stay in a competiton.

  2. 02:53pm Sunday 16th October 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    really dissapointed abt mel's decision how come jony survive so far without strong voice xfactor isn't seems to be singing competition, going towards different show

  3. daisy02:24pm Friday 14th October 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    How very sad that A/V was sent home. I would be surprised if little Johnnie lasts another week. Mel? what on earth were you thinking? Maybe its time our judges were Australian made....

  4. Lance11:35am Friday 14th October 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    How ridiculous to have sent A/V home instead of little Johnnie who does NOT have a strong voice. After saying "It WON'T go to deadlock, Mel immediately send home the act that DOES take it to deadlock. Go figure.?? Johnny got through for no other reason than that he looks "nice". Lets face it, he won't be there in a few weeks time anyway where-as Audio Vixen who were clearly much better, just may have been. It seems that talent doesn't count above looking "good"? anymore.

  5. gp09:19am Friday 14th October 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    first of all darai, check your facts before you post, the lead female singer was the eldest member of the group. I don't agree with AV going home, they were more boring acts that should have been sent home before them like mitchell. Big mistake made by Australia.

  6. Darai08:41am Friday 14th October 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    The only good singer in Audio Vixen was the young chick. If she would have gone by herself she could have won easily, I loved her. But as a group, they had nothing special! I agree with Audio Vixen leaving. And hopefully she comes next year alone.

  7. Ryan11:18pm Thursday 13th October 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Watching this episode was like watching Labour 'win' the election all over again. I was so disappointed that appearance is apparently more important than musical ability. Oh how I long for a show where music is paramount! I was equally disappointed when Marina was not voted through. Once again musical talent was completely overlooked.

  8. Terry09:39pm Thursday 13th October 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    After MelB's "muckup" allowing Audio Vixen to be sent home the only fair resolution would be that NO ACT is sent home - it starts over this week.

  9. 09:19pm Thursday 13th October 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Mel, you got it know it and the footage shows it...why does someone who can't sing keep on the show...good looks or weirdness are clearly more important than talent. Johnny shouldn't be there over audio vixen, and God knows how Declan survived monday night! You should publicly own up to your error. You seem brave to speak your about now?

  10. Sharon09:09pm Thursday 13th October 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    I used to clear the decks to watch these two nights of X Factor. I thought it was the real deal and a place to give real talent a showing. But after Tuesday night, I'm, to quote the precious g yers who rule, 'so over it'. This show is such a set up. Your judges may be talented entertainers themselves, but there is no way Johnny Ruffalo comes close to Audio Vixen in talent and entertainment. . The voting public is young female 'y' gens on mobile speed dial, so he's in for sure. Hey, who cares what I think anyway. I'm through watching. Lost interest. As I said, I thought this show was the real deal. But turns out, just another 'genuine' fake fest.