On a night which saw Cheryl Cole Perform on The X Factor, and Whitney Houston launch her career comeback, it all came down to Simon Cowell to choose an act to leave the competition, after the public vote saw Rikki Loney and Rachel Adedeji in the bottom two.
Rikki Loney, mentored by Cheryl Cole sang a version of Westlife’s ‘Flying Without Wings‘, and Rachel Adedeji, mentored by Dannii Minogue sang a version of U2′s ‘With or Without You‘, both of whom did their absolute best to ensure they remained in the competition, but the decision came down to Simon Cowell.
Simon told the hopefuls that his decision would be based on their final performance, and their final performance alone, before he broke the news that he would be sending home Rikki, thus saving Rachel Adedeji for the second week in a row.
Rikki Loney was asked by Dermot O’Leary how he felt after the decision, to which Rikki replied: “totally gutted, but id like to thank everyone for their support.” Cheryl Cole also took a moment to say she was also “gutted” for Rikki, and that she couldn’t believe John and Edward were still in the competition. (I agree with her, do you?).
Rikki Loney and Cheryl Cole both believe they chose the wrong song this week, after Rikki Loney’s X Factor Live Shorw Week 2 Performance of Aretha Franklin’s R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
So was the correct decision made tonight? Who did you think deserved the boot from Week 2 of The X Factor Live Shows? Leave us a comment below…