Axe Factor for Janet

Irish singer Janet Devlin was left lost for words for the second time in 24 hours when getting voted off the X Factor and missing out on a semi-final place.

The flame haired Tyrone teenager put in a poor performance on Saturday when she forgot some of the words to 90s hit Mmm Bop when she claimed the blip was down to the fact that she felt as if she was ”going to throw up” after eating something funny.

Her second song, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Under the Bridge, was marginally more successful but not enough to save her from last night’s sing-off with Misha B.

Janet, 17, hoped singing Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol would be enough to win over the judges, but they preferred her rival’s version of Out Here on My Own from the musical Fame.

Mentor Kelly Rowland was unable to choose between her two acts and abstained from voting, admitting that she was left  ”feeling sick” when both girls ended up in the bottom two.

Louis Walsh had already decided to save Misha B however, saying: ”I’m going to pick the person who’s going to give the most to this competition.”

He was followed by Tulisa, who voted for Misha B after saying she wanted to save the person ”who’s going to sell records, who’s going to sell out arenas”.

Kelly’s decision to abstain meant Janet was automatically sent home as the majority had already chosen her to go – but Take That singer Gary Barlow later admitted he would have also saved Misha B.

When asked by host Dermot O’Leary how she felt, a clearly emotional Janet struggled to reply before saying: “I’m feeling very confused. I can’t wait to leave the show and get my music out there.”

Misha B now joins girl band Little Mix, pink-haired Amelia Lily and the sole remaining male singer Marcus Collins in next Saturday’s semi-final.

Bookmakers can decided on a clear favourite and make Little Mix and Marcus joint market leaders on 6/4. Amelia is a 6/1 shot while Misha is the rank outsider on 12/1.

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