X Factor Judges Send Austin Home

by | 02 November 2008
Subscribe to The X Factor alerts

Austin Drage was voted off The X Factor last night, with judges plumping for the raw talent of Rachel over his Essex charm.

In a cruel twist of fate it comes as he faces being number one this week alongside the show's other finalists as their Help for Heroes charity single enters the charts.

Austin had not done enough to ensure he escaped the public vote, despite being tipped as a potential winner of the competition.

He chose the Shirelles' Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? as his survival song and was in tears by the end of his emotional performance.

But the judges, choosing between him and Rachel, focused their attentions on the latter.

Cheryl Cole said: "Rachel, you haven't had a moment to shine yet - I'm going to send home Austin".

And Louis Walsh, deciding the judges' verdict for the second week running, agreed.

He said he would give a "second chance" to the person he viewed as having the greatest "raw talent" and "a lot more to give" – Rachel.

Although disappointed Austin responded positively to the news, telling host Dermot: "People haven't seen the best of me yet."

"You've got to look at the bigger picture," he added on The Xtra Factor. "I can be negative, but what's the point?"

Eight acts remain in the competition, which sees Mariah Carey as the guest performer next week.

02/11/2008 09:28:35


Tags: The X Factor - Louis Walsh - Mariah Carey

Subscribe to The X Factor alerts

More The X Factor

X Factor's Stereo Kicks Pose For Photos With Persistent Fans - Part 1

'The X Factor' series 11 hopefuls, eight man boy band Stereo Kicks, were accosted by a very persistent fan and her friends outside their London...

X Factor's Stereo Kicks Take Photos With Fans At London Rehearsals - Part 5

One member of X Factor boyband Stereo Kicks is seen taking a photo with a female fan with her tablet while excitable chatter from another...

Fans Surround X Factor Boy Band Stereo Kicks Outside Rehearsals - Part 2

Fans can be seen clamouring to get pictures with boyband octet Stereo Kicks of 'The X Factor' series 11 as they grouped together outside a...

Fans Arrange Regular Visits For X Factor's Stereo Kicks Outside A Rehearsal Studio - Part 3

One member of 8-piece 'X Factor' boy band Stereo Kicks is seen talking to a group of female fans and taking photos with them as...


X Factor's Stereo Kicks Left Confused By Fan Questions Outside London Studio - Part 4

One member of Stereo Kicks is left bewildered as a female fan quizzes him outside a rehearsal studio with the group in London. 'Guess who's...

Ella Henderson Earns First U.K. No.1 Album With Chapter One

Ella Henderson, The X Factor alumnai's, first studio album reached the top spot by outselling its nearest rival by 16,000 copies, and becoming the second...

Simon Cowell Reckons One Direction's Success Won't Be Repeated

As Britain’s premier pop music mogul, Simon Cowell isn’t one to mince his words. Ahead of the first live shows of the current eleventh series...

Cheryl Cole Loves Her Girls - On The "X Factor" That Is

Wait, is it X Factor time again? When did this happen? The mentors – this year’s lineup is Cheryl Cole, Mel B, Simon Cowell and...



The X Factor Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on The X Factor

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All