Melanie Masson has become the second person to be eliminated from The X Factor 2012 in tonight’s results show.
Last night saw the remaining twelve X Factor finalists perform live for the second time, singing songs with a Love and Heartbreak theme.
This evening, Dermot O’Leary revealed that District3 and Melanie Masson had received the fewest public votes and would have to sing again.
In the sing off, District3 performed Bryan Adams hit (Everything I Do) I Do It for You while Melanie performed Duffy’s Stay With Me Baby.
It was then over to the judges to decide which acts to save.
Both Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh stuck by their own acts, leaving Nicole and Tulisa to decide who would remain in the competition.
Tulisa said: “I’m going with my heart, and the my heart is with the lads, so I’m sending home Melanie.”
With the casting vote, Nicole said: “First of all, District3 did an amazing job up thee, you knocked it out the park. You killed it tonight, I’m so impressed.
“Melanie, I have to go off the save me song that I saw and I have to go with my heart and you are the oldest in this competition and I felt it so I am sending home District3.”
With the judges’ votes tied, it was over to deadlock for the second week in the row.
With the fewest votes, Melanie lost out in the public vote and was eliminated.
The X Factor 2012 UK continues next Saturday and Sunday on ITV1.