Craig Colton voted off The X Factor

Craig Colton has been voted off 'The X Factor' after landing in the bottom two alongside Amelia Lily

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Craig Colton

Craig Colton

Craig Colton was voted off 'The X Factor' last night (20.11.11).

The 22-year-old hopeful - who landed in the bottom two alongside Amelia Lily - fought back tears as judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh took the decision to deadlock after giving the acts two votes apiece.

Following a sing-off which saw Craig perform the Shirelles' 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' and Amelia - who only re-entered the ITV1 competition last week in the wake of Frankie Cocozza's axe - belt out a rendition of Lady Gaga's 'You and I', Tulisa and Craig's mentor Gary voted to save the Liverpool-based singer.

Criticising Amelia's performance, Gary said: "Amelia I feel like you shouted your way through that, while Craig was understated and gorgeous.

Tulisa added: "I don't think I've ever been so torn before in a sing-off. Based on tonight's performance, I'll send home Amelia."

However, Louis - the only judge left with no acts left in the show - claimed the 17-year-old wannabe was a "ready-made" pop star, sending the decision to deadlock.

He said: "I've loved you from day one, Craig, but I think Amelia is a ready-made pop star."

Kelly - who is mentoring Amelia, as well as Janet Devlin and Misha B- explained: "Craig, I love you. I think you are a beautiful vocalist. I'm saving Amelia."

After learning he would be leaving the competition, Craig told Dermot he had the time of his life on the show.

He said: "I've had the time of my life the last few months. I've done myself proud."

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