By CHRIS JOHNSON
Bottom two: Paije Richardson was sent home on the X Factor last night after facing the sing-off with Cher Lloyd, the first time either of the contestants had been in the bottom two
X Factor fans turn on Cheryl following Wagner 'council estate row' by relegating her star act Cher to the sing-off - as he sails through
Katie survives despite revelations her grandmother is a high-class escort
It was another dramatic X Factor results show last night as Wagner and Katie Waissel both survived again as Paije Richardson was sent packing.
Richardson, 20, faced a tense sing-off with Cher Lloyd with both looking mortified at coming in the bottom two for the first time in the series.
X Factor fans seemingly turned on Cole by relegating her star act Cher to the sing-off while Wagner Carrilho - who Cheryl picked a fight with on Saturday's show - went sailing through again.
His on-stage argument with Cole came after he unwittingly told an undercover reporter: 'Cheryl has never spoken to me but that's ok. She's just a girl from a council estate who got lucky when someone gave her a job in showbusiness.'
High emotions: Cher and Paije both looked mortified to be in the bottom two
Cheryl then laid into him, saying she was 'very proud' of her roots - while Wagner told her not to believe what she read in the Press before launching a charm offensive.
Last night all four judges said it was unfair that Cher and Paije were in the bottom two, with Dannii seething that it was 'outrageous' in a blatant did at Wagner.
Simon and Louis all backed Cheryl's act Cher in the end though, with Dannii being the only judge to vote for her act Paije to stay.
Making his decision, Simon said: 'I'm going to go with the person who I've continually supported. Neither of you should have been in the bottom by the way.'
Pressed by host Dermot O'Leary, he continued: 'The person I'm going to send home is Paije.'
Singing their hearts out: Both were praised for their sing-off songs, but Cher managed to get the support of the judges with just Dannii voting to save her act Paije
Tough call: Cheryl and Simon both voted to save Cher along with Louis, sealing Paije's fate in the contest
Cheryl was next to be asked and said: 'This is absolutely the worst part. I absolutely hate this part. But I'm going to send home Paije.'
Dannii then said: 'This is just outrageous that either of you are there.
'I will always support my own act and Paije you did the most unbelievable performance this week and you deserve this.'
Who to choose: Louis struggled to make a call, saying both acts were 'incredible' before finally voting to send hom Paije
It was then left to Louis to cast the deciding vote. 'Both acts were incredible in the sing-off. I've always believed in Paije from day-one,' he said.
'But in the sing-off, Cher, you were just incredible... but I'm finding it hard to pick between them.'
Eventually after Dermot pushed him for a decision, Louis chose to send home Paije, sealing his fate.
Shock: Katie was the first act to be told she was safe and looked incredibly shocked upon hearing her name, seen right launching into a hug with Rebecca Ferguson
Delighted: Cher watches on as Katie is embraced by mentor Cheryl Cole
Survivor: Wagner looked over the moon as he was told he was not facing the sing-off and reached out to his shocked mentor Louis and gave him a kiss
Paije performed the Sam Brown hit Stop in his bid to stay in the competition while Cher performed arguably her strongest performance of the season once again - Stay by Shakespears Sister.
Wagner - who locked horns with Cheryl last night over comments he made about her being from a council estate - cheered as he was given the all clear.
And Katie, who last night performed The Beatles hit Help, looked shocked as she was told first by host Dermot that she was safe for another week.
Battle of the dresses: Dannii Minogue wore a tiered black dress with a white trim while Cheryl donned a Grecian-style number
Here they come: The X Factor judges emerge on to the stage at the start of the programme, from left Dannii, Louis, Cheryl and Simon
Simon mouthed the words 'wow' as the 24-year-old hugged her mentor Cheryl.
But there was plenty of eye-rolling - particularly from Dannii Minogue and Cheryl - when they learnt 54-year-old Wagner had made it through at the expense of their two acts, Paije and Cher.
It will come as a welcome relief for Katie though, who has found herself in the bottom two on three occasions now.
He's back: Former X Factor finalist Olly Murs returned to the stage to perform his new single Thinking Of Me
Let me entertain you: The former call centre worker donned a shirt, jeans and braces as he strutted his stuff before the judges
There were also more revelations in yesterday's newspapers about the controversial contestant, this time regarding her grandmother who was exposed as a high class escort.
According to the People, Katie's 81-year-old maternal grandmother Sheila Vogel charges up to £250 per hour for sex through a website called Vintage Vamps.
Tonight's show also saw last year's X Factor finalist Olly Murs perform his new single Thinking Of Me.
High praise: The star received a standing ovation from the judges following his performance
The former call centre worker from Essex returned to the stage to perform the track fresh from his appearance at the T4 Stars of 2010 Awards show in London earlier in the day.
Olly, 26, dressed in jeans, shirt and braces for his performance and brought the house down, receiving a standing ovation from the judges.
Speaking to Dermot afterwards, Olly said: 'It's great to be back. It's great to be back in front of the judges again. Thank you so much to my mentor Simon.'
Asked who he thought was going to win by O'Leary, Olly struggled to name an act before blurting out 'One Direction' - Cowell's only remaining act in the show.
Ensemble: The final X Factor 16 were reunited to perform their cover of David Bowie’s 1977 classic Heroes for the Help The Heroes charity
Applause: They were joined by a group of servicemen and servicewomen who have benefited from the charity and the judges gave them a standing ovation after the song
This year's final 16 X Factor contestants also assembled en mass to perform their single together, a cover of David Bowie’s 1977 classic Heroes for the Help The Heroes charity.
They were joined by twenty servicemen and servicewomen who have been helped by the charity, including Lance Corporal Matthew Wilson, who lost is leg when he stepped on a bomb while on patrol in the Afghan province of Helmand last summer.
In a tragic twist of fate his father - Lance Corporal Steven Wilson - was killed by an IRA bomb in 1989, aged just 23 and six months, the same age as Matthew when he suffered his horrific injury.
Sunday, 21 November 2010
X Factor 2010: Paije Richardson sent packing after facing sing-off with Cher... but Wagner and Katie survive AGAIN
By CHRIS JOHNSON