Sophie Habibis voted off The X Factor
Sophie Habibis was voted off 'The X Factor' last night (30.10.11) after landing in the bottom two alongside Misha B.
Sophie Habibis was voted off 'The X Factor' last night (30.10.11).
The 19-year-old barmaid landed alongside Misha B in the bottom two, and after an emotional sing-off - which saw Sophie perform a rendition of The xx's 'Shelter' - all four judges unanimously decided to keep Misha in the competition.
Sophie's mentor Kelly Rowland - who delivered her verdict via speaker phone from Los Angeles after being struck down with a mystery throat infection which prevented her from appearing on the ITV1 show this weekend - said: "This is so hard because I know how bad you both want this.
"But I know that one of you wants it more and I have to be completely honest. The act that I'm sending home is Sophie."
With Tulisa Contostavlos, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh also voting Misha through to next week's show, Sophie - who was supported on stage by guest judge Alexandra Burke - looked shell-shocked to hear she would be leaving the competition, but vowed to continue singing.
She said: "I'm going to continue working hard and prove why I shouldn't have left this competition tonight."
Meanwhile, Kelly praised the Londoner's "remarkable" talent.
Speaking over the phone, she explained: "I just want to tell Sophie that she is remarkable and she has such an incredible voice.
"She just has to develop as an artist and I can't wait to see what the future holds for her."
Last night's episode also saw US 'X Factor' judge Nicole Scherzinger take to the stage to singer her new track 'Try With Me', while teen rapper Cher Lloyd - who finished fourth on last year's show - performed upcoming song 'With Ur Love'.