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Belle Amie lose to Katie Waissel in X Factor vote

Belle Amie from The X Factor

X Factor fans have said bye bye to Belle Amie after the girl group lost the public vote to Katie Waissel.

The two acts both found themselves in the sing-off for a second time. But it went to deadlock after the judges were split over who to save.

Belle Amie gave each other a group hug after host Dermot O'Leary revealed they were going home because they received the fewest public votes.

Redhead Rebecca said, "We're not giving up, this is not the end of Belle Amie."

Katie Waissel from The X Factor
Katie Waissel sobbed as the result was revealed.

Their mentor Simon Cowell said the girls had been a pleasure to work with: "I don't think it's the end for this group. You know, they're survivors."

Cheryl Cole is the only judge to have all four of her acts still in the show. Simon, on the other hand, has just one - boyband One Direction.

Belle Amie, like One Direction, were put together by the judges from solo auditionees at Boot Camp.

Female groups haven't done very well on The X Factor in the past - only one girl band has ever managed to finish in the top five, Hope in 2007.


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