Shelley Smith from Farringdon in Devon was the first to fall victim to X Factor's Flash Vote.
She was the performer getting the fewest votes in a 10 minute window after Saturday night's live performances, which immediately condemned her to taking part in the sing-offs.
Shelley told Dermot O'Leary: "I'm just going to sing my little heart out. I'm just going to try best, that's all I can do. I've got so much more to give."
And that proved to be the case. Shelley's performance in Sunday night's sing-off was enough for the judges to save her - rather than Lorna Simpson, who polled the fewest votes on Sunday.
Here Shelley is, singing Jennifer Hudson's 'One Night Only', to survive to sing again.