X Factor’s Mel B is left with just one act as Paul Akister exits the contest

It was another bad results night for Mel B after Paul Akister lost the sing-off to Jay James.

That leaves Mel with just one act remaining in the contest: Andrea Faustini.

Paul sang Emeli Sandé’s “Clown” against Jay’s “Tears”, by Eric Clapton and, for Mel and Cheryl, there was a clear winner: Paul.

“That’s the best I’ve heard you sing,” Cheryl told him.

But Simon Cowell stuck with his own act.

“I’m slightly surprised you two are in the bottom but that’s the way it goes,” Simon said. “Jay, I’m your mentor and this is your last chance, so I’ve got to stand by you.”

Louis Walsh couldn’t decide between the two and took the decision to deadlock, which meant it was down to who got the most public votes… and that was Jay.

The X Factor continues with the remaining eight acts on ITV, Saturday, November 15, 8.15pm.

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