X Factor 2014 results: Chloe Jasmine and Stephanie Nala sent home

Two of Cheryl's girls get the chop as judges vote to save Stereo Kicks

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She might have enjoyed this week’s Eighties theme but it was an unfortunate X Factor result for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (formerly Cole and Tweedy) when two of her acts were voted off in tonight’s double elimination.

Stephanie Nala and Chloe Jasmine were axed following the second week of live shows.

Nala, 20, who has reportedly been plagued by threats on Twitter this week, was the first to leave after winning the lowest number of votes from the public.

Jasmine , 23, lost the ‘sing off’ against Louis Walsh’s eight-piece boy band Stereo Kicks.

Introducing Jasmine, Fernandez-Versini said: “She’s faced adversity the whole way through. I wouldn’t swap her for the world.”

Stereo Kicks, several of whom have this week been hit by flu, sang The Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand by You”.

Defending the first of her acts to go Fernandez-Versini said: “Stephanie is very distinctive so she was never going to be everyone’s cup of tea.”

 

After the sing off both Walsh and Fernandez-Versini chose to save their own acts, while Melanie Brown and Syco mogul Simon Cowell chose to send Jasmine home.

Cowell, who has faced a backlash this weekend over his caustic criticisms, said: “Chloe I really like you. You had a horrible song choice last night. And you didn’t sing that great in the sing off...Stereo Kicks Louis hasn’t got a clue what to do with you.”

Last night Cowell compared Fernandez-Versini to Kermit the frog for wearing a green dress, sparking a #CherylKermit Twitter hashtag.

Yet despite the controversy the ITV show lost out in the Saturday night ratings battle with BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The dance contest was watched by an average audience of 9.16million. Whereas The X Factor lagged behind with an average of 7.38million, taking 33.2 percent of the Saturday ratings. Most people tuned in at around 9pm, when 8.07million were recorded as watching the show. An additional 321,000 (1.7 percent) watched The X Factor on ITV+1.

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