X-Factor Olly survives, but twin debate rages

ESSEX sensation Olly Murs survived another week on the X Factor.

ESSEX sensation Olly Murs has survived another week on the X Factor.

The Witham singer performed a rendition of Twist and Shout on Saturday night's show and avoided the vote-off.

Controversially twins John and Edward Grimes avoided the axe again, with Welsh teenager Lucie Jones losing out to the brothers in a shock result.

The pair have divided opinions on whether their act is fun entertainment or makes a mockery of a music competition.


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Last night head judge Simon Cowell took the decision over which of the two acts should stay to the public vote, and Jones had gained the least support.

As she was booted off the programme, she leapt to the twins' defence, saying: “I'm gutted but the boys deserve to be here, they work harder than anyone.”

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In a dig at the Grimes' debatable vocal abilities, mentor Dannii Minogue said: “I just wish all the good singers good luck in the singing competition.

“It shouldn't have happened.”

The twins managed to gain praise from their harshest critic for a performance of the theme from Ghostbusters.

Cowell said: “It was possibly more entertaining than anything you have done before. Well done.”

Last night's decision will further fuel speculation that the pop mogul in fact likes the siblings and has plans for them.

The programme featured performances by Black Eyed Peas and former X Factor winner Leona Lewis.

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