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The X Factor UK – Recap and Results – Live Show 5 – 11/10/2013

Here is the recap and results for The X Factor UK Live Show 5 on November 10, 2013. Keep refreshing, as I’ll be adding video and results as the night goes on!

One act hits the bottom 2 for the first time!

The X Factor UK – Recap and Results – Live Show 5 – 11/10/2013

The X Factor UK – Recap and Results – Live Show 5 – 11/10/2013

Group Performance

The Top 8 sing “Love Me Again”

X Factor 2013 – X Factor Live Shows, Week 5 group performance ‘Love Me Again’ on MUZU.TV.

Results

Bottom 2

Abi Alton and Hannah Barrett

Hannah Barrett and Abi Alton are the Bottom 2

Hannah Barrett and Abi Alton are the Bottom 2

Hannah lands in the bottom 2 again

Hannah lands in the bottom 2 again

Final Showdown

Abi Alton sings “Lego House” by Ed Sheeran (For my money, her best performance of the entire competition)

Abi Alton – X Factor Live Shows, Week 5 survival song ‘Lego House’ on MUZU.TV.

Hannah Barrett sings “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus

Hannah Barrett – X Factor Live Shows, Week 5 survival song ‘Wrecking Ball’ on MUZU.TV.

Abi watches Hannah's performance with dread

Abi watches Hannah’s performance with dread

The judges give the girls (or maybe just Hannah?) a standing ovation for the Sing-Off

The judges give the girls (or maybe just Hannah?) a standing ovation for the Sing-Off

Results

Judges Vote

Nicole Scherzinger abstains from voting
Gary Barlow sends home Abi Alton
Sharon Osbourne sends home Abi Alton

ABI ALTON is eliminated from The X Factor UK!

Abi Alton is eliminated from The X Factor UK

Abi Alton is eliminated from The X Factor UK

For what it’s worth, Louis reveals he would have sent home Abi.

It was her time, but I still feel awful for Abi, as she was clearly the most upset of any contestant to be eliminated so far. When Sharon was saying how she wished Abi had been as passionate in past performances as she’d been in her sing-off, you could clearly see Abi tearfully mouth the words, “I’ve always been passionate.” I think, more than any other act in the competition, Abi was hurt by all the esoteric themes the show has been doing this season, as she tends to have an easier time relating to and finding the passion in a contemporary song than she does with older tunes.

On the plus side, by the time her farewell package has finished airing (which she cries nearly the entire way through), she gives us a disarmingly gorgeous little smile.

Abi Alton's farewell smile

Abi Alton’s farewell smile

You may not have been perfect, but I still love ya, Abi.

X Factor 2013 – X Factor Live Shows, Week 5, Who’s going home? on MUZU.TV.

Thoughts

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m completely over Sam Callahan still being here. I get why he still is, but I find it profoundly obnoxious regardless. With that said, I get that being in the bottom 2 is upsetting, but Hannah needs to be a bit more graceful about it if she lands there again. I’m getting serious Misha B vibes from her, and while Misha B’s attitude was partially what made her so compelling, I can’t say the same about Hannah. Shaking your head “no” and scowling at the grave injustice of landing in the bottom 2 isn’t going to win you any new fans, even if you didn’t deserve to be in the bottom 2 in the first place (although I think her performance last night was severely overrated by the judges).

So what do you think about the final 7? Who should have been the bottom 2, if not these two? Sound off in the comments!

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