Johnny Robinson and The Risk leave X Factor
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 November 2011
Johnny Robinson and The Risk were both eliminated from 'The X Factor' last night (06.11.11) as part of a shock double eviction
Johnny Robinson and The Risk were voted off 'The X Factor' last night (06.11.11) in a double elimination.
The four-piece boyband - made up of Charlie Healy, Andrew Merry, Ashford Campbell and Derry Mensah - were the first to leave the ITV1 show after receiving the lowest number of public votes, with mentor Louis Walsh then having to decide between his acts Johnny and Kitty Brucknell.
While The Risk's mentor Tulisa Contostavlos seemed shocked with the decision, the boys - who were formerly second-favourite to win the competition - seemed upbeat.
Charlie said: "We're The Risk, we're just gonna carry on."
Derry added: "I dunno what it is. I'm just happy we're here together."
In the final sing-off between Johnny and Kitty, the controversial blonde performed a rendition of Kelly Clarkson's 'Beautiful Disaster' while Johnny sang 'Unchained Melody'.
Louis was the first judge to pick which act to send home, and tearfully chose Johnny to leave, saying: "They've been incredible to work with. They were both incredible in the sing-off.
"I have to pick the person who I think in the real world who would get a recording act and the act I'm going to have to send home is Johnny."
Tulisa, Gary Barlow and Kelly Rowland agreed, praising Kitty's ability to reinvent herself, forcing Johnny out of the competition.
A perky Johnny - who has performed versions of Madonna's 'Hung Up' and Kylie Minogue's 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' - accepted his fate well, saying: "I want thank everyone who have got behind me. All the judges, everyone out there in the UK who accepted me for just being me."