Talia Dean has become the second contestant to leave The X Factor.

Last night saw the Boys takes on the girls, with Louis Walsh losing his first act as Spencer Sutherland.

There was already changes to the show and more changes took place tonight as BGT judge Alesha Dixon appeared in lieu of Simon Cowell. The head judge missed the first live show after being rushed to hospital on Friday

Tonight it was the turn of the groups and the overs to perform.

The CutKelvins kicked off the show with an rendition of P!nk’s recent hit single What About Us. Sharon said that they were “so relevant” and “turned the place into a party” and Nicole told them “it was an amazing and empowering performance”. Stand-in judge Alesha called the group “brave to take on a Pink song”.

Kevin Davy White was up next with his take of Rihanna’s spine tingling ballad Stay. Louis said “everything about that was perfect and you’re a true artist and musician” and Sharon said she was worried for her own acts: “I thought I had a slam dunk and now I’m afraid – it was brilliant!”

Nicole’s wildcard act Talia Dean was up next with a stripped back version of One Direction’s debut single What Makes You Beautiful, which wasn’t too similar to the version done by Emily Middlemas last year. Louis likened her to a new Barbra Streisand and Sharon said “I didn’t recognise this new you, it’s quite fabulous”. Alesha wasn’t a fan of the arrangement but said her voice was beautiful.

Groups wildcard Jack and Joel were the next act to perform, taking on Dua Lipa’s number 1 single New Rules, complete with an added rap. Sharon said she thought they were great and was glad they were back. Louis said “musically, you’re brilliant, I don’t think you realise how good you are” and Nicole thought they were meant to be on the stage.

Matt Linnen took to the stage next with a take on Alessia Cara’s hit single Scars To Your Beautiful. Louis said “you’ve got the image, you’ve got the voice, you’ve got the likability and that song was perfect for you”. Sharon said she reckoned he “was trouble with a capital T” and “it was the performance of the night so far” and Alesha “loved the grit in his voice”.

The penultimate group to perform was Irish sibling duo Sean & Conor Price, who took on London Grammar’s hit single Strong. Sharon told them it was a great song for them and “when you sing together, your harmonies are sweet – they’re perfect”. Louis said “the potential for this group is amazing”, but he didn’t love the song. Nicole added they’re “natural born rock stars”.

TracyLeanne was the penultimate performer of the night, taking on Gin Wigmore’s Written In The Water, a song which isn’t that well known. Louis said “look at the transformation – you’re like a Cockney Kardashian and you’ve got the voice” and Sharon called her “an amazing woman”. Alesha said she’d been looking forward to meeting her and she “nailed the song, it was perfect for you and I have a feeling it’ll be you facing Grace in the sing-off.”

The final performance of the night came from Rak-Su, who performed another original song called Mamacita. Sharon said “drop the mic, you nailed it!” and she added that she loved everything about their performance. Louis said “it was visually amazing and vocally brilliant” and Nicole said she was “proud of them”.

The vote was then opened for 5 minutes.

When it came to the results, the acts announced as safe were Kevin, Sean & Conor, Rak-Su, Matt and Jack & Joel. This left Talia and Tracyleanne battling it out, with Talia leaving the competiton.

Dermot then revealed that the winner of Sunday’s vote and taking on Saturday’s winner Grace Davies for the chance to fly to New York to see P!nk perform at Madison Square Garden and spend time with the Grammy award winner are Rak-Su.

Grace performed first, reprising her performance of Too Young from Saturday, before Rak-Su took to the stage to perform Mamacita again.

Tonight’s guest performance came from MOBO Award winner Stormzy, who performed an world exclusive of his new single Blinded By Your Grace Pt 2, even bringing out surprise guest Labrinth, who performed MNEK’s part.

The winner of the prize fight was then revealed as Grace.

Next week, the contestants will perform for the second time, with the theme revealed as Viva Latino. Plus, performing live are BGT winner Tokio Myers and pop sensation Rita Ora.

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KTEE – has been singing since the moment she spoke her first word and hasn’t stopped since. Countless hours of her childhood were spent in her tiny room in Maria Neustift (Austria), her home town. This is where she trained her voice on her own, relying only on her mother’s bulky red tape recorder. One pop song after another was recorded, listened to, analyzed and re-sung until she was fully satisfied with the sound. In fact, 102 recordings were collected on her treasured cassettes to the point of breaking – literally


But who is KTEE and why should you listen to her music? KTEE is a self-confident, independent, perfectionist, energetic singer who can laugh about herself and who knows her own mind. She isn’t really a “bad girl” but she definitely is not a “goody-goody” or the so- called “sweet girl next door”. She wants her audience to have fun and “rock their lives” along with her. Her motto: “Dare to do what you love, remain true to yourself, make something of yourself and don’t take life too seriously”. All of this is reflected in her songs, presenting the audience with her outstanding message behind a powerful voice.

With all that being said, KTEE introduces us to her debut Track, “So What”

“I’m stronger than my mistakes” – This is the first line of the chorus and also the main message of the song “So What”. The powerful song reflects the singer’s personality and also her personal growth from a teenager full of self-doubts to a self-confident young woman who knows exactly what she wants and who (most of the time) gives a sh* about what other people think about her.

“When I was younger, I had to struggle with depressions and eating disorders and I didn’t really accept myself the way I was. Even worse, I did not know who I was, but wanted to know so badly. I never gave up, I found me and since then I’ve been tryring to follow my dreams.“, so KTEE.

The singer also admits that it is not always easy and that the well-known saying „Follow your dreams“ is often easier said than done and that she still falls on her face sometimes. But she always tries to do it her way, to fight for her dreams and beliefs, no matter what others say, because she says „it is MY WAY and MY LIFE. And the mistakes I’ve made and still make – they make me stronger . I am stronger than my mistakes, even when the earth shakes. SO WHAT!?”,so the singer.

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The BRITs 2018 performance line-up continues to get bigger and better with the addition of multi-million selling superstar and three-time BRIT winner Justin Timberlake, who will appear at the live ceremony at The O2.

He joins previously announced talent Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Sam Smith, Stormzy, Rita Ora, Rag’n’Bone Man and Jorja Smith who will all take to the stage for the biggest night in British music.

This will be Justin’s third performance at the BRIT Awards, having appeared with Kylie Minogue in 2003, and again on his own ten years later. He has sold 32 million records worldwide and all of his studio albums have reached No. 1 on the UK charts.

BRITs Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley said: ‘We are honoured to have an artist of Justin’s stature and relevance performing at this year’s BRIT Awards. He is one of the most exciting male solo artists in the world with success spanning more than two decades and is adored by music fans across the globe. The BRITs has an enviable history of being one of the most important platforms for incredible stand out TV moments from the biggest global artists and I have no doubt that Justin’s performance will be one to remember.’

The 38th BRIT Awards will be hosted by Jack Whitehall and broadcast live on ITV. Celebrate with us on 21 February!