X Factor: Melanie Masson sent home after Deadlock decision

Melanie Masson has become the second contestant to be eliminated from The X Factor stage.

The 44-year-old Scot became the second act to leave the competition this year after she was placed in the bottom two alongside District3.

Singing Bette Midler’s ‘Stay With Me’ for survival, Melanie gave it her all in the sing off, however after the judges failed to reach a majority decision – with both Gary and Nicole voting to save Masson –  it was down to the public as the show was sent to Deadlock for the second week running.


The X Factor Results Show: District 3 and Melanie wait for the judges decision.

After the news was announced, Barlow said that he was “gutted” and “really disappointed” for his act.

Asked by Xtra Factor presenters Caroline Flack and Olly Murs how she felt about leaving the show, Masson said: “I’m fine. I enjoyed every part of being in the competition”, before thanking everyone who picked up the phone and voted for her.

Flack and Murs then asked Barlow about his act’s exit, and he said: “Well tonight was an absolute… I couldn’t believe it. Melanie’s had a great week. I’m just really disappointed for her. I’m so sad to see her go so early. This competition never fails to shock me.

“I thought she was the safest act this weekend.”

The X Factor continues next Saturday at 8.20pm on ITV1