Thankyou EVERYONE who voted to help us finish 4th! I am gutted but so proud of my 3 brothers/bestfriends..hopefully this isn't the end. JoshFrom @UnionJworld on Twitter:
The public voted off Union J from The X Factor in the semi-finals. Christopher Maloney, Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur all go through to the finals next week.
The X Factor saw its semi-final audience plummet with 2.6 million fewer viewers than last year.
The ITV1 singing contest drew an average of eight million during the 90-minute show, as its ratings slump across the series continued.
At this stage last year the Saturday night edition of the show had pulled in 10.6 million viewers.
But compared with the 2010 semi it has proved to be even more disastrous, with the audience dropping almost 42% on the 13.7 million who tuned in two years ago.
X Factor normally experiences a lift in viewer interest as it reaches its climax, but last night's semi-final was actually down 200,000 on the previous Saturday.