Katie Waissel saved at the expense of Aiden Grimshaw on last night’s X-Factor

Katie Waissel saved at the expense of Aiden Grimshaw on last night’s X-Factor

Katie Waissel narrowly escaped eviction from the X-Factor last night after finding herself in the bottom two for the fourth time this series.

After the judges failed to make a decision over who should leave following the sing-off between 24-year-old Katie and Aiden Grimshaw, the competition went to deadlock. 18-year-old Aiden’s rendition of Elton John’s Rocket Man failed to win over the fans, as he received the lowest number of votes, and was booted off the show.

The decision was unpopular with the studio audience, as many started to boo blonde Katie after it was announced Aiden would be leaving the talent show.

Axed Aiden seemed to be putting a brave face on last night’s exit when he appeared on Daybreak this morning. The singer admitted he’d had a bit of a sob with fellow X-Factor contestant and favourite to win, Matt Cardle, but said he was coping with the rejection adding philosophically, “you win some, you lose some.”

While previous X-Factor evictees have been vocal in their criticism of their celebrity mentors, Aiden was refreshingly complimentary of his mentor Danni Minogue saying she was “always there” to support him during his X-Factor journey.

As for plans for the future, the 18-year-old from Blackpool says he hopes to get stuck in with a few live gigs, and continue to work at his dream of becoming a recording artist.

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