It’s week two of The X Factor 2010 live shows – and the theme of this week’s show was Musical Heroes, with each of the 14 remaining finalists tackling a song by a favourite artist
Rocker Storm Lee kicked off the show, singing Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run while perched on a motorbike
Treyc Cohen received some of the best reviews of the night for her performance of Prince’s Purple Rain – with Simon calling her the “dark horse” of the competition
Paije Richardson did well with Alicia Keys’s If I Ain’t Got You but Simon criticised the dancers, saying they looked like they had “walked on to the wrong song”
One Direction gave an assured performance of Kelly Clarkson’s Life Really Sucks Without You but Louis questioned the song choice
Cher Lloyd impressed the judges singing and rapping Jay-Z’s Hard Knock Life – but Dannii wasn’t too keen
John Adeleye gave an emotional rendition of Donny Hathaway’s A Song For You – and was warmly received
Diva Fever paid tribute to Boney M with their performance of Duck Sauce’s Barbra Streisand
Rebecca Ferguson turned in another sterling performance, this time of Nina Simone’s Feeling Good
Aiden Grimshaw was praised for his performance of John Lennon’s Jealous Guy – but he said he was “rubbish”
Wagner also gave a 60s-inspired performance, of Tom Jones’ Help Yourself – but Simon seemed more interested in whether or not he was romancing Mary Byrne!
After narrowly escaping elimination last week, Katie Waissel was hoping to redeem herself – and she did so with her version of Ella Fitzgerald’s I Would Rather Go Blind
Belle Amie were given a 60s style makeover for their song, The Kinks’ You Really Got Me
Dubliner Mary Byrne sang Dusty Springfield’s You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – and received the best reception of the night, with many audience members giving her a standing ovation
Matt Cardle rounded off the Saturday show, and wowed the judges with his version of Bruno Mars’s hit Just The Way You Are
Sunday’s results show opened with the remaining finalists performing a group rendition of Lady Gaga’s Telephone
Former X Factor contestant Diana Vickers returned to the stage to perform her new single My Wicked Heart
Katy Perry, who had been a guest judge earlier in the series, also appeared performing her new single Fireworks
During the results, Katie Waissel was thrilled to learn she had escaped the sing-off and was the first act to make it through to next week
Offbeat singer Wagner also made it through to next week, much to the amazement of Louis….
…and much to the dismay of Simon, who looked shocked that the Brazilian had made it through once again
A shocked Belle Amie found themselves in the sing-off
But it wasn’t such good news for Storm Lee, who became the first act of the evening to leave after receiving the lowest number of public votes
However Diva Fever were voted off by the judges, and became the fourth act to leave the competition. Which means twelve are still standing….