The bundle of dancing energy that is Stevi Ritchie was voted out of the X Factor during tonight’s results show. He’s the second act of the weekend to go, with Louis Walsh’s group Only The Young voted out last night.
It’s safe to say Stevi has earned plenty of fans. His decision to sing ‘I’m Still Standing’ last night a nod to the fact that even he’s been surprised by how long he’s been kept in. But there’s also been a fair chunk of criticism coming his way, as acts like Paul Akister and Jay James, with better vocal abilities, were sent home while he stuck around.
From that Queen performance to last night’s feather-filled Elton John rendition, Stevi’s certainly kept us guessing. But tonight he just couldn’t see off the power of Italian crooner Andrea Faustini.
Here’s how the result went down on Twitter…
Boy band Stereo Kicks were quick to say how much he’ll be missed
so horrible to see @THESTEVIRITCHIE leave? genuinely one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met☺️? see you at the final!!!!
— Stereo Kicks (@StereoKicks) November 23, 2014
Plus his “brother” in the competition Jay James tweeted to say how sad he was to hear the news
— JAY JAMES (@JAYJAMES) November 23, 2014
Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams just wanted Stevi away from Simon Cowell
— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) November 23, 2014
There was sadness
— Lucie (@LucieShuckxo) November 23, 2014
Panic of what it’d be like without him
— Jess Green (@jessgreen92) November 23, 2014
Others were, well, not quite so upset
thank GOD stevi ritchie is gone
— mel ? (@lazyloveljp) November 23, 2014
Some were just being “honest”
@THESTEVIRITCHIE NO BUT STEVIE IS A BORE, TO BE HONEST
— rob roy (@aidensky) November 23, 2014
Elsewhere young fans were devastated
@THESTEVIRITCHIE I have a devastated 6 year old she will miss you.
— Elaine (@Elaine58343642) November 23, 2014
Others were being diplomatic
— Amy Litchfield ✨ (@amyl_92) November 23, 2014
There were some “terrible” thoughts
A X Factor without Stevi Ritchie is a terrible thought.
— Ben Mackay (@benrossmackay) November 23, 2014
While others are just hoping for a meal at the Harvester…
— Paul Newman (@OfficialDJVibes) November 23, 2014