Colchester’s Stevi Ritchie voted off X Factor

Stevi Ritchie

Stevi Ritchie - Credit: PA

Colchester call centre worker Stevi Ritchie was voted off X Factor tonight, leaving only five acts remaining.

The 33-year-old survived the public vote on Saturday night despite being criticised by judges for his quirky Egyptian-themed version of Sir Elton John’s I’m Still Standing.

Simon Cowell said: “You are going to be remembered for that performance, it’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen on any of these shows.” And fellow judge Mel B said: “There’s problems in the house.”

Tonight he took part in the sing-off against Andrea Faustini - and won praise from the judges for his performance of This Is The Moment, from the musical Jekyll and Hyde.

They agreed that it stood up well against Faustini’s version of Stop, by Sam Brown, with Mel B saying: “That was a great sing-off, you both sang your hearts out - Stevi, who knew you could sing like that?”


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She and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini both voted to send Ritchie home - but Cowell told him: “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.”

That meant Louis Walsh’s decision was critical, and he opted to keep Faustini.

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