By J J ANISIOBI
Melanie Masson became the second X Factor contestant to be booted off the show after receiving the lowest number of public votes.
There was no repeat of Louis Walsh's antics this time round as the Irish judge was the first mentor to give his verdict on the sing off between District 3 and Melanie.
The boy band and the redhead found themselves in the bottom two after all the other acts were sent through to the next week of competition.
Melanie, 44, looked visibly shocked at coming in the bottom two as host Dermot escorted her off the stage so District 3 could perform.
The trio chose to sing a very dated and cliche version of Bryan Adams hit single (Everything I Do) I Do It for You.
With their standard boy band expressions and movements on show, the cheesy rendition of the song pleased their female fans in the audience who screamed loudly.
Always a good sport, Melanie gave the boys a kiss on the cheek as they left the stage just before she sang for her survival.
She then performed Stay With Me Baby, by Duffy, and belted out the song with real passion and fight.
It was now the turn of the judges to make a decision as to the fate of both acts with their mentors picking the obvious sides.
First up was Louis who said: 'Ok, that was an amazing sing off, Melanie I love that song.
'I love Melanie an awful lot but I have to save my boys. The act I'm sending home is Melanie.'
Gary, who has been mentoring the Overs also stuck to his guns and said: 'Great sing-off. I think both of you did a really brilliant job but the act I'm saving is Melanie so I'm sending home District 3.'
Tulisa surprisingly went with youth over talent and opted to save District 3 even though they perhaps sang out of key during their final song.