Paije Richardson leaves X Factor

Paije Richardson

Paije Richardson

Paije Richardson was voted off 'The X Factor' last night (21.11.10) after finding himself in the bottom two alongside Cher Lloyd.

Paije Richardson was voted off 'The X Factor' last night (21.11.10).

The 20-year-old pop hopeful - who found himself in the bottom two alongside Cher Lloyd after the pair failed to impress the viewers with their versions of 'Let It Be' and 'Imagine' respectively - was forced to leave the ITV1 talent show after judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh chose to save Cher.

During the sing-off, Paige - who was saved by his mentor Dannii Minogue - sang Sam Brown hit 'Stop', while Cher performed 'Stay' by Shakespears Sister.

After they had both performed, host Dermot O'Leary asked the judges who they were going to save with Simon saying: "I'm going to go with the person who I've continually supported. Neither of you should have been in the bottom by the way. The person I'm going to send home is Paije."

Cheryl was next to be asked and said: "This is absolutely the worst part. I absolutely hate this part. But I'm going to send home Paije."

Dannii then said: "This is just outrageous that either of you are there.

"I will always support my own act and Paije you did the most unbelievable performance this week and you deserve this."

Louis had the final vote and despite being a fan of Paige's from the beginning, he chose to save Cher.

Despite being in the bottom two on four previous occasions, controversial act Katie Waissel made it through to next week as did Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho, One Direction, Mary Byrne, Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson.


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