Tamera Foster once again struggled on The X Factor on Saturday night as she forgot the words to her song for the third time this series.
The 16-year-old had been performing the James Arthur hit Impossible on the 10th anniversary show – which saw the acts performing songs made famous by previous finalists – when she stumbled over the lyrics.
And the slip-up left the judges decidedly unimpressed – especially given her promises that it would not happen again.
“You have the potential to be a world-class superstar, but what happened to the words?” Louis Walsh asked her. “You can’t do it any more.”
Meanwhile Gary Barlow was similarly critical, saying: “It was excruciating watching this happen again…it was in the wrong key and forgetting the words, it was really difficult to watch. I’m sorry.”
Tamera said of her error: “I think I got inside my head too much, I put everything I have into that song.”
While Tamera stumbled on Saturday night, current favourite Sam Bailey soared to new heights with her rendition of Leona Lewis’s Bleeding Love.
The 35-year-old – who took to the stage in a fitted red gown – won rave reviews from the judges for her efforts.
“I think Leona Lewis is the best vocalist this competition has found and only you could sing it,” Gary told her. “You’ve modernised your voice.”
And in a fresh dig at Tamera, Louis added: “Tamera should watch this back and say this is what you need to be a star.”
The results will be revealed on Sunday evening’s X Factor, with one more act leaving the competition.