Paul Akister left speechless after X Factor elimination

Paul Akister was sent home from X Factor's results show on Sunday, following a dramatic deadlock between him and Jay James.

After Mel B and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini decided to send Jay James home, Louis Walsh sent it to Deadlock, following Simon Cowell’s decision to save his act and send Paul Akister home.

The X Factor kicked off on Sunday with a group performance of Take That's Remember for Remembrance Day, before UK pop sensation, Sam Smith, performed Like I Can.

When Dermot O'Leary announced the results, Stereo Kicks, Fleur East, Ben Haenow, Andrea Faustini, Lauren Platt and Stevi Ritchie were sent through to next week's show.

Only The Young, Paul Akister and Jay James awaited their fate while One Direction performed Steal My Girl and announced their world tour next year.

With Only The Young then told they would be making it through to the live arena tour and next week, Paul and Jay prepared to fight to stay in the competition.

Singing first, Paul Akister took to the stage to perform Emeli Sandé's Clown before Jay James performed Eric Clapton's Tears In Heaven.

Tune in next Saturday at 8pm on ITV for Big Band Night on the X Factor.
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