By ANDREA MAGRATH
The girls: Kelly Rowland put through Janet Devlin, Sophie Habibis, Amelia Lily and Misha Bryan
There were some shock decisions made on tonight's episode of The X Factor which saw some of the judges' and audience favourites sent home before the live finals.
Soulful singer and audience favourite Jade was sent home by mentor Kelly Rowland in the girls category, while second-time contestant John said he would not be returning after losing out in this round for the second year running.
The boys: Frankie Cocozza, Craig Colton, James Michaels and Marcus Collins have reached the live shows in the boys category with Gary Barlow
Retail worker Sammi Brookes, 31, was told she was going home in a surprise decision by Over 25s mentor Louis Walsh, but was put through at the eleventh hour after wacky contestant Goldie quit the competition.
Luke Lucas, Marcus collins and Craig Colton were the first of the boys group to hear their fate from Gary Barlow at his home in LA.
The groups: Rhythmix, new lineup The Risk, 2 Shoes and Nu Vibe will all perform on the live shows next week
Luke broke broke down in tears when Gary told him he'd failed to make his final four.
The sweet-faced 16-year-old admitted before hearing the bad news that he believed his audition the day before for Gary and Robbie had let him down. 'I wasn't happy with my performance yesterday,' he said.
Teen heartthrob: Cheeky 18-year-old Frankie Cocozza is through to the live finals on The X Factor
'I look back at the very first audition you knocked it out of the park, you were exceptional. So I was really excited yesterday. But I was disappointed,' Gary told him.
'I'm gutted,' Luke told Dermot after his tearful encounter with Gary.
It was good news though for Craig and Marcus, who both got through to the live finals.
Emotional: the teen thought he was going home when mentor Gary told him he didn't have the strongest voice in the competition
Surprise: 23-year-old Marcus Collins joined Frankie in the final four
Going home: It was bad news for Luke and John
Tears: Joe was comforted by Dermot after hearing he was going home
Essex girls: 2 Shoes were put through for their 'fun factor' by Tulisa in Mykonos
Girl group: Rhythmix, formed by the judges, were ecstatic to hear they'd been put through after hearing 'no' the whole competition
Devastated: Chasing Keys were sent home after Tulisa decided they weren't enough of a group but too much like a lead singer and his backing vocalists
Blending well: Nu Vibe impressed Tulisa for their personalities, talent and how well they jelled after being thrown together
Tough decision: Tulisa was left with one spot and looked at combining two of the bands she's just kicked out
Call back: Charlie and members of The Risk were called back by Tulisa and asked if they'd like to form a super group
Jump for joy: They answered yes and immediately celebrated by jumping in the pool
It's a yes: Kitty Brucknell was put through, despite Louis' concern that working with her would be 'a nightmare'
Audience favourite: Johnny Robinson couldn't believe it when he was told he was through to the live finals
Second chance: Sami Brookes was devastated to hear she wasn't through, but was later recalled when Goldie quit
Quit: Comedic contestant Goldie initially got through, but later pulled out of the competition as she was missing her family
Sore: Terry took his bad news well on the show, but has more recently launched a scathing attack on Louis Walsh
Emotional: Soldier Jonjo Kerr was the last of the Over 25s to win his place
Tears: Misha Bryan was the first of the girls to hear good news from Kelly Rowland in Miami
Nerves: Misha had been concerned that her audition wasn't good enough after Jennifer Hudson's presence unnerved her
Shock: Sophie Habibas was successful despite Kelly wondering if she 'wanted it enough' while Amelia Lily also got through to the finals
Timid: Janet Devlin from Northern Ireland was told by Kelly that she needed to work on her confidence and realise just how talented she is
Tough decisions: Kelly found it difficult to tell crowd favourite Jade that she was going home
Disappointed: Jade admitted tearfully, 'I’ve probably just blown the biggest chance I ever had'
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