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The X Factor: Series 7 - Elimination - 1 (Result)

Dermot returns with the results of the first public vote of the series. All 16 of the finalists perform together live on stage. Usher performs live on the show. Last year's winner Joe McElderry also returns to perform his new single live on the show. Dermot then reveals which acts are safe and have made it through to next week. Katie, Nicolo and F.Y.D learn they are in the bottom three. Dermot then reveals that Nicolo has received the lowest amount of public votes and is out of the competition. F.Y.D and Katie then perform once again in the final showdown. The judges then decide to send F.Y.D home leaving Katie safe for another week.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x12
Airdate: Sunday October 10th, 2010
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Jonathan Bullen

  • Currently 3.7/10
3.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Joe McElderry
As Himself
As Himself

Co-Guest Stars
Peter Dickson
voiced Announcer
Main Cast
Simon Cowell
As Judge
Louis Walsh
As Judge
Cheryl Cole
As Judge
Matt Cardle
As Himself
One Direction
As Themselves
Cher Lloyd
As Herself
Mary Byrne
As Herself
As Himself
Katie Waissell
As Herself
Aiden Grimshaw
As Himself
Treyc Cohen
As Herself
Belle Amie
As Themselves
John Adeleye
As Himself
Diva Fever
As Themselves
Lee Gardner
As Himself
As Themselves
Nicolo Festa
As Himself


Tonight is a double elimination and Dannii’s picks: Paij Richardson, Aiden Grimshaw, Matt Cardle, and Nicolo Festa. Louis’ picks: Wagner, Mary Byrne, Storm Lee, and John Adeleye. Cheryl’s picks: Treyc Cohen, Cher Lloyd, Katie Waissel, and Rebecca Ferguson. Simon’s picks: Diva Fever, Belle Amie, F.Y.D and One Direction are all in danger of being eliminated tonight. With special performances from Joe McElderry and Usher, tonight kicks off with Dermot O’ Leary comes out and introduces the judges to their seats. ..

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Episode Notes
Mary topped the public vote with 22.28% of the total votes cast.

If the second elimination had been down to the public vote then Katie would of been eliminated from the competition this week instead of F.Y.D.

The full voting stats this week were as follows:-

Mary 22.28%
Matt 15.4%
Cher 10.31%
One Direction 10.04%
Aiden 9.78%
Rebecca 6.51%
Paije 5.83%
Treyc 4.82%
John 2.46%
Diva Fever 2.28%
Belle Amie 2.13%
Wagner 1.91%
Storm 1.89%
FYD 1.71%
Katie 1.55%
Nicolo 1.36%

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
F.Y.DDon't Stop The Music 
Joe McElderryAmbitions 
Katie WaissellDon't Let Me Down 

Episode Quotes
Usher: It's all about coming here and taking the moment!

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSimon Cowell
Executive ProducerNigel Hall  |  Richard Holloway  |  Claire Horton
Warning: The X Factor season 7 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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