November 23, 2014 - 21:14 GMT hellomagazine.com Stevi Ritchie leaves the X Factor before thanking "best friend" Simon Cowell Stevi Ritchie was the second act to leave The X Factor this weekend as Sunday's episode saw him and Andrea Faustini in the sing-off. We're saying goodbye to the lovely - and incredibly entertaining -@THESTEVIRITCHIE 😥 #XFactorResults pic.twitter.com/0dqzjr1Div — The X Factor (@TheXFactor) November 23, 2014 The night started with a heart-melting performance by Labyrinth of his recent single, Jealous and Take That's These Days. Dermot O'Leary then revealed that Andrea Faustini and Stevi Ritchie were had revealed the lowest votes of the night and would battle for a place in the competition next week in the sing off. "That was a great sing off," said Mel B, surprised with Stevi's impressive vocal skills but decided to save her act, Andrea, as did Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh. So it's @AndreaFaustini1 VS @THESTEVIRITCHIE in the sing-off... Wow. 😮 #XFactorResults pic.twitter.com/IWMXCjU96V — The X Factor (@TheXFactor) November 23, 2014 In the end, Stevi was sent home and said, "I never thought I’d get this far," before thanking his “best friend” and mentor, Simon Cowell.Tune in next Saturday at 8pm on ITV when the acts will perform two songs each.