What a weekend! In the most thrilling X Factor results show yet, Paije Richardson was pitted against Cher Lloyd, to be sent home by divided judges.
After last week's shock departure of Aiden Grimshaw contestants knew they had to pull out all the stops to impress the nation.
In a storming show of Beatles classics, nerves were really starting to show as favourite Rebecca Ferguson gave a rather lacklustre performance while Cher Lloyd was criticised over a set of stairs in her staging.
Another 'new' look for Katie Waissel saw the flamboyant singer go for the chop as she sported a textured brunette crop and babydoll dress. Clearly going some way to endear her to the public, for the first time in four weeks, Katie was not in the bottom two, making it through to sing again next week.
And while there seemed to be some tensions between Cheryl Cole and Wagner, the madcap Brazilian was kept in by the nation, leaving Cheryl's act and favourite to win Cher Lloyd pitted against Dannii Minogue's act Paije Richardson in the bottow two!
In a shocker of a results show, the judges were divided as to who should go with Louis casting the final vote. Paije was out, while a clearly shaken Cher was kept her place in the competition.
Proving that no one is safe and that any mistake could be their last, the remaining seven now have their work cut out to impress an increasingly indecisive nation!
With everything left to sing for, we can't wait to see what will happen next weekend!
By Tara Gardner