'X Factor': Nicolo and FYD out, judges save Katie

Monday October 11, 2010

Italian contestant Nicolo Festa and boyband FYD have become the first two acts to be eliminated from The X Factor live shows in a dramatic double eviction.

Nicolo made his exit after receiving the lowest number of public votes for his performance of Lady Gaga's Just Dance.

That left platinum-haired Katie Waissel and FYD – For Your Direction – fighting for survival as the other contestants in the bottom three.

The two acts battled it out in a sing off, with the judges deciding who should be sent home.

FYD performed Rihanna's Don't Stop The Music while Katie sang Don't Let Me Down by the Beatles.

In the end, Katie came out on top.

FYD said they were disappointed to be leaving the competition, but would stay together as a group.

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