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The X Factor UK 2016 Results: Who Went Home In Week 8? (VIDEO)

The X Factor UK 2016 results are live! But who went home in fifth place?

We’re one week away from the semifinals, and two weeks from the season finale, so emotions were running high on tonight’s results show. Case in point, we had one act appear in the Bottom 2 for the first time ever, while another act landed in the Bottom 2 for only the second time this season. Naturally, it was a pretty dramatic results show, although I can’t say that the end result was all that surprising.

But who went home this week? Get the results below:

The X Factor UK 2016 Results: Who Went Home In Week 8? (VIDEO)

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THE X FACTOR UK 2016 – WEEK SEVEN RESULTS

-Matt Terry, Emily Middlemas and Saara Alto were declared safe, which means…

The bottom two are 5 AFTER MIDNIGHT and HONEY G!

No novelty act has ever made it past Top 5, to my knowledge, so it wasn’t exactly surprising to find Honey G in the sing-off again. And out of the remaining acts, I really felt like it was between Emily Middlemas and 5 After Midnight for that second Bottom 2 spot. I feel like the big news about 5AM’s Bottom 2 appearance is that it gives Saara a bit of a boost, in that I could see her potentially making the finale now. Before, I saw her ceiling as Top 4, but with 5AM no longer looking as strong for the finale, anything is possible.

BOTTOM 2 SING-OFF

Honey G performed “California Love”, and it was nowhere near as strong as her Bottom 2 performance last week. I think she knew the writing was on the wall, and just wanted to have fun for this one. For what it’s worth, I enjoyed this, but I couldn’t see this being the type of performance that’s worthy of a save.

Five After Midnight sang “Beneath Your Beautiful” by Labrinth, and it showed me that these guys really should be given the chance to sing ballads more often. They’ve got solid harmonies, and the individual portions showed off their solo talents in ways that their more upbeat, over-produced live show performances don’t.

FINAL RESULT

Louis Walsh votes to send home HONEY G!

Sharon Osbourne backs her act and votes to send home FIVE AFTER MIDNIGHT!

Nicole Scherzinger votes to send home HONEY G!

Simon Cowell votes to send home HONEY G!

HONEY G is eliminated from THE X FACTOR UK!

It was time for Honey G to go, honestly. But she at least seemed gracious in elimination, lending credence to Simon’s assertion that she’s one of the nicest people they’ve had on the show. I have no idea what kind of career she’ll have, if any at all, after this. But I’m definitely interested to see what she’ll do at the finale, if nothing else. Probably something with Snoop Dogg, I’d imagine.

But what do you think of the results? Sound off in the comments!

And for more on The X Factor, find out which bonafide hitmaker is writing this season’s winner’s single!

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