The second result show of X Factor 2012 kicked off with the contestant’s upbeat group performance of Gotye’s massive number one hit Somebody That I Used To Know.
Each contestant gave it their all in their last performance before the voting lines closed for the night.
After a look back at Saturday night’s performances and the judges backstage reactions, it was time to welcome back former X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson.
Rebecca dazzled in her gold catsuit, which was the talk of Twitter, and skyscraper heels, as she wowed the audience with a rousing rendition of her new single Backtrack.
Speaking to Dermot O’Leary after her performance, she revealed that her favourite finalists are Ella Henderson and Christopher Maloney.
Dermot then probed the judging panel on the previous evening’s performances, making Gary Barlow reveal his interesting plan to get a Rylan style makeover. The Take That star joked that he’ll be “getting a tan, trimming my beard and dying my hair black.” That we would love to see…
Next up to perform was American superstar, Taylor Swift. Appearing in cute shorts and a sparkling jumper, the country singer performed her latest single We Are Never Getting Back Together in her first ever X Factor UK performance.
After the break it was time to get back to business and Dermot revealed who had made it through to next week’s show. James Arthur was first through, relieved following his anxiety attack after his performance on Saturday night.
Down to the final four acts and ecstatic Rylan Clarke was saved, producing a reaction from the Essex lad which nearly rivalled his Judges’ Houses hysteria. He cried, he screamed, he even picked up Nicole Scherzinger and carried her to the side of the stage. It was quite a performance.
The dreaded Deadlock returned as Gary and Nicole voted for Melanie and Louis and Tulisa voted District3. Dermot O’Leary revealed that Melanie had received the lowest votes, and the yummy-mummy bowed gracefully out of the competition, saying “I’m fine, I enjoyed every single minute of it.”
If you missed the show, you can watch it now on the STV Player.