Craig Colton exits after X Factor Deadlock

He admitted at the start of the show that he wasn’t feeling too confident after receiving some harsh criticism from the judges on Saturday night.

And just as he expected, Craig Colton was sent home on yesterday’s X Factor results show following the first deadlock of the series.

The heartbroken 22-year-old fought back tears after performing the Shirelles’ Will You Love Me Tomorrow in the sing-off against Amelia Lily.

Amelia, who only returned to the competition last week in the wake of Frankie Cocozza’s departure, changed into a tiny leopard-print mini dress to belt out You And I by Lady Gaga.

The judges took the result to deadlock after the sing-off, with Gary and Tulisa both choosing  Craig and Kelly and Louis supporting Amelia.

‘Amelia I feel like you shouted your way through that, while Craig was understated and gorgeous,’ Gary said as he gave his decision.

Kelly, while saving her contestant Amelia, was far more generous in her review of the rival contestant. ‘Craig I love you, I think you are a beautiful vocalist,’ she said.

Tulisa said: ‘I don’t think I’ve ever been so torn before in a sing-off. Based on tonight’s performance, I’ll send home Amelia.’

Louis sent them to deadlock by saying: ‘I’ve loved you from day one Craig, but I think Amelia is a ready-made pop star.’