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  Pop Idol: Darius survives, Jessica's out
Updated 23 December 2001, 10.25
Jessica Garlick in happier times before getting voted off Pop Idol
Pop Idol's Darius Danesh DIDN'T get booted off the show on Saturday after he stepped in at the last minute to replace Rik Waller.

Poor Rik had to retire with a throat infection.

Bad news for Rik but great for Darius.

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Who's left
Hayley Evetts
Gareth Gates
Aaron Bayley
Rosie Ribbons
William Young
Darius Danesh
Zoe Birkett
Laura Doherty
This time round, the Popstars reject impressed the judges with his version of Christmas classic When A Child Is Born.

Jessica's the latest to go

But Jessica Garlick wasn't quite so lucky. The 20-year-old was fighting back the tears after she scored the least phone votes from the audience.

However, her performance of the Shakin' Stevens number Merry Christmas Everyone was praised by judges.

Pete Waterman said she had "a very professional voice" but didn't think she could make it as a pop idol.

But Jessica insists she can still be a star and said: "The public put me here so they must agree."

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