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Kandy Rain first out of X Factor

Kandy Rain
Kandy Rain are vowing to carry on

Girl group Kandy Rain have become the first act to be voted off this year's X Factor, following a face-off with soloist Rachel Adedeji.

The acts split the judges, with Simon Cowell saying the former lap dancers had not been given a "fair crack".

But Kandy Rain were kicked off when it was revealed they had received the lowest number of public votes.

The Sunday show also saw Dannii Minogue apologise for her comments about Danyl Johnson's sexuality on Saturday night.

Sincere Apologies

Johnson, 27, had changed a line of Jennifer Hudson's song And I Am Telling You to make it about a woman instead of a man.

Minogue said: "If you're to believe everything you read in the papers, then you didn't need to change the gender references in the song."

The comments annoyed Simon Cowell who said: "You can forget playing any of those games with him, I'm not having that."

Dannii Minogue
Dannii Minogue said her comments were "said with humour"

Writing on her blog Minogue offered "sincere apologies to anyone who took offence". On Sunday night's results show she said sorry again.

She said her comments were intended to be humorous. "Danyl and I had been joking about it before the show and afterwards. He definitely was not upset by my comments," she said.

Cowell admitted he "probably over-reacted a bit" and added "there was no offence intended."

Tragic news

The Sunday show started with Dermot O'Leary and Simon Cowell paying tribute to Boyzone's Stephen Gately, who died on Saturday aged 33.

Cowell said: This is really, really tragic news I want to send out my condolences to the family, our thoughts are with Louis."

Louis Walsh, who is Boyzone's manager, was absent from the show. Cowell said Walsh and Gately had been "incredibly close, he did a lot for Stephen."

The Irish impresario was also mentor to Kandy Rain. The band said he had called them after the show and said: "You were absolutely amazing and you went out on a high."

They said Cowell had given them a similar message of support, saying: "This isn't the end for you girls."

The band told Radio 1's Newsbeat that they had vowed to stay together despite their early X Factor exit.

"We're feeling gutted but we're very positive about our future. It doesn't stop here, you haven't seen the last of us yet."

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