Stereo Kicks voted out: X Factor Quarter Final recap

Stereo Kicks got the X Factor boot which meant 5 acts now turn to 4 for the Semi Final.


by Maria Vallahis |
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In the Quarter Final of this year’s X Factor the theme was Jukebox Week, which meant each contestant sang two songs on Saturday night; one song chosen by their mentors and the other chose by the public.

The following evening 17-year-old Lauren Platt and Stereo Kicks faced each other in the sing-off after appearing in the bottom two.

Remaining contestants Ben Haenow, Fleur East and Andrea Faustini survived for another week.


Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who revealed her newly dyed brown locks, said: "I think Lauren has to take her back to that bedroom before she was on the show.”

Mel B also told the ITV show’s host, Dermot O’Leary: “You’ve got to believe in yourself and do you.”

After they sang it was time for the judges’ vote; Louis Walsh voted Lauren to leave and Mel B voted Lauren.

Cheryl, who is Lauren’s mentor, voted Stereo Kicks. With the deciding vote it was evident Simon Cowell found it extremely difficult to choose.

The X Factor host, Dermot "Dermy" O'Leary
The X Factor host, Dermot "Dermy" O'Leary

The music mogul eventually decided on Stereo Kicks, which meant the vote then went to deadlock. After receiving the lowest public vote, Stereo Kicks got the boot.

The eight-piece band spoke to Dermot after and said: “We’re going to stay together and thank you for the opportunity.

"Every act is amazing, it was hard tonight, we’ll keep going.”

On Sunday night’s episode rock legends Queen performed on the show with Adam Lambert.


Respectively, former contestants Union J and Ella Henderson also returned to the ITV show stage.

Ella Henderson spoke of being back, “It’s like returning to school. But honestly it feels good to be back.”

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