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The X Factor: Series 5 - Elimination - 5 (Result)

Dermot returns with the results of tonight's vote. Mariah Carey performs on stage. The judges are shocked when it is revealed when Laura and Ruth are in the bottom two. After both girls have performed again the judges decide to save Ruth leaving Laura eliminated from the competition.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x20
Airdate: Saturday November 08th, 2008
Special Airtime: 09:45 pm
Special Runtime: 30 Minutes

Director: Jonathan Bullen

Guest Stars
Mariah CareyMariah Carey
As Herself

Co-Guest Stars
Peter DicksonPeter Dickson
voiced Announcer
Main Cast
Simon CowellSimon Cowell
As Judge
Louis WalshLouis Walsh
As Judge
Alexandra BurkeAlexandra Burke
As Herself
As Themselves
Eoghan QuiggEoghan Quigg
As Himself
Episode Notes

Eoghan Quigg 27.39%
Alexandra Burke 18.35%
Daniel Evans 13.77%
JLS 13.26%
Rachel Hylton 10.39%
Laura White 9.90%
Ruth Lorenzo 6.94%

The judges decision on who to send home this week

Simon Cowell: Laura White
Dannii Minogue: Laura White
Cheryl Cole: Ruth Lorenzo
Louis Walsh: Laura White

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Laura White (2)Some Where Over The Rainbow 
Mariah CareyHero 
Ruth LorenzoKnocking On Heaven's Door 

Episode Quotes
Simon: (to Laura and Ruth) You were not the worst two singers tonight. I don't know what went wrong tonight, it was a joke. You both sang your hearts out - I like both girls.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSimon Cowell
Executive ProducerNigel Hall  |  Richard Holloway  |  Claire Horton
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