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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

Guest Stars
Joe McElderryJoe McElderry
As Himself
As Himself

Co-Guest Stars
Peter DicksonPeter Dickson
voiced Announcer
Main Cast
Simon CowellSimon Cowell
As Judge
Louis WalshLouis Walsh
As Judge
Matt CardleMatt Cardle
As Himself
One DirectionOne Direction
As Themselves
Cher LloydCher Lloyd
As Herself
Mary ByrneMary Byrne
As Herself
As Himself
Katie WaissellKatie Waissell
As Herself
Aiden GrimshawAiden Grimshaw
As Himself
Treyc CohenTreyc Cohen
As Herself
Belle AmieBelle Amie
As Themselves
John AdeleyeJohn Adeleye
As Himself
Diva FeverDiva Fever
As Themselves
Lee GardnerLee Gardner
As Himself
As Themselves
Nicolo FestaNicolo Festa
As Himself


The show Kicks off with a special performance from all 16 finalists singing together “Rhythm of the Night”. They all enter and have fun singing together. After they perform, they recap the performances and backstage clips of the judges telling that they were all amazing together...

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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
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