Jake Quickenden fifth act to be voted out of X Factor

Mel B loses her first act as Jake Quickenden fails to win sing-off against Louis Walsh's group Only the Young

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Mel B has lost her first X Factor act as Jake Quickenden is the fifth act to be sent home. 

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Jake ended up in the sing-off with Louis Walsh’s group Only the Young, but he lost the judges’ vote as both Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini opted to save Only the Young, meaning mentor Mel was the only one to back Jake. 

Cowell was down on the sing-offs in general saying “they were both horrible” adding that the “vocals were all over the place” for both acts. But going with who he felt would do best going forward in the competition, Cowell opted to save Only the Young. 

While Cheryl admitted she felt Only the Young were yet to find their “comfort zone” and needed to work with Louis more, she also opted to send home Jake. Although did compliment him on a “passionate” sing-off performance.

Mentor Mel broke down in tears saying Jake felt like family. “I don’t know what to say, I’m sad” she said when the result was announced.

Jake says he’ll continue to work on what sort of artist he is and admitted he was sad to leave the contestant house full of his friends. 

That means Cowell is the only mentor with all singers still in the competition as Ben Haenow, Fleur East, Stevi Ritchie and Jay James remain in the overs category. 

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