Stereo Kicks, the eight-piece boy band manufactured by The X Factor judges, Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Mel B and Cheryl, are out of the competition.

They got further than many thought they would, including their own mentor, Louis, who wanted to get rid of some of the boys a few weeks ago because he thought there was too many of them.

But their X Factor adventure came to end in the quarter-finals, in a sing-off against 17-year-old Lauren Platt, who’s Cheryl’s only remaining singer in the contest.

Lauren sang Queen Latifah’s “I Know Where I’ve Been”. Stereo Kicks sang “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz.

And the judges’ vote was split.

“I so believe in the eight boys and I’m sending home Lauren,” said Louis.

“I’m going to stick by my girl,” Cheryl said.

“You both sung your hearts out but I’m sending home Lauren,” said Mel.

“The act that sang the best was Lauren so I’m sending home Stereo Kicks,” said Simon.

So the result was based on who got the fewest public votes and that was Stereo Kicks.

That leaves Ben Haenow, Andrea Faustini, Lauren Platt and Fleur East to battle it out in the semi-finals.

The X Factor continues on ITV, Saturday, December 6, 8.00pm.