Nu Vibe have become the latest act to be eliminated from The The X Factor 2011 after they lost out in the sing-off following the first public vote of the series.

The five-piece boy band, consisting of members Jordan Higo, Stefan Romer, Bradley Johnson, Richard Milford and Ashford Campbell, was one of several in the competition formed at boot camp from rejected solo singers.

Having been the favourites to leave, they faced the first sing-off of the live shows after finding themselves in the danger zone along with Frankie Cocozza.

They did their best to retain their place on the show with their sing-off performance of Cheryl Cole’s Promise This, but ultimately were unable to compete with Frankie who sang the Daniel Merriweather song Red.

Both Gary, Frankie’s mentor, and Tulisa, who is in charge of the groups, chose to save their own acts – leaving Kelly and Louis with the deciding votes.

Gary, however, was clearly stunned to see the teenager in the bottom two.

“I can’t believe I’m looking at Frankie still on that stage now and hopefully if you’re here next week it’ll be a long time before you’re singing a survival song,” he said before saving him from the chop.

When it came to the other judges Kelly chose to save Frankie, while Louis’ casting vote saw Nu Vibe out of the competition.

“It’s tough, but neither act had a really good night last night but I’m going to save the act I think has the most potential in the competition,” he said before making his decision.

Afterwards Tulisa said she was “not sure” why the band had failed to become a hit with viewers.

“All I can say is I believed in them,” she said. “They took a chance and they worked hard, they gave everything but it happens.”

Eleven acts now remain in the competition, with Tulisa down to two groups, and the other mentors still with three acts each.

Janet Devlin, Marcus Collins, Rhythmix and Kitty Brucknell were among those who sailed through to next week on the public vote.

Sunday’s show also featured performances from Katy Perry and The Wanted.