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Stevi Ritchie departs The X Factor
24 Nov 2014 09:09
Stevi Ritchie has become the latest contestant to be voted off The X Factor.
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The call centre worker found himself in the bottom two alongside Andrea Faustini, and lost out in a sing-off against his fellow contestant.
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Ritchie sang a rendition of This Is the Moment from the musical Jekyll and Hyde, while Faustini performed a version of Stop by Sam Brown.
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Mel B and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini both voted to send Ritchie home, while Simon Cowell said of his performance: "We realise that you are not the best singer, but you've been great fun and a great entertainer, and people have fallen in love with you. I'm going to stand by my Stevi."
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Louis Walsh opted to keep Faustini in the competition.
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Ritchie said: "The whole experience for me has been an absolute dream; I never thought I would get this far. I want to thank you for your support, the production people, the lovely judges, my best friend and mentor Simon."
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The five remaining acts in this year's competition are Faustini, Lauren Platt, Ben Haenow, Fleur East and the eight-strong group Stereo Kicks.
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