The dream is over for X Factor finalist Barclay Beales from Bow near Crediton in Devon.
His boy band Stereo Kicks were voted off the ITV competition in the quarter finals, leaving only four acts remaining.
They fell foul of the public vote after the judges were split between the eight-strong band and 17-year-old Lauren Platt.
Simon Cowell had the critical vote to either save the group or force a deadlock and defer to the public vote.
He said: "The act that sang the best on the sing off was Lauren," voting to keep her in the competition.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini stood by her act, Lauren Platt but told the boy band they had talent and could still grow.
Louis Walsh also stood by his act, Stereo Kicks.
Mel B voted in favour of the boys too, apologising to Fernandez-Versini before she said she had to vote for Lauren Platt to leave.
Some members of the boy band wept as their X Factor stint came to an end but said they were thankful to have been on the show.
Speaking on the Xtra Factor afterwards, Simon Cowell told Louis Walsh his poor song choice was to blame. But Walsh insisted: "I did 100% the best I could and they know that. They'll tell you that later."
But Barclay Beales will still have a shot of the limelight - Stereo Kicks will be taking part in the X Factor Live Tour in 2015.
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