After spending four weeks in the bottom two of X Factor, Katie Waissel was sent home this week, receiving the least number of public votes.
Ms Waissel, from Pinner, sang the Kings of Leon song ‘Sex on Fire’ and REM’s ‘Everybody Hurts’ for the ‘Rock Week’ theme on Saturday night.
But it wasn’t enough to save her from the double eviction which also saw Brazilian singer Wagner sent home by the judges over Mary Byrne.
Ms Waissel told host Dermot O’Leary: “I am just grateful to have gotten this far.
“Thank you to everyone for keeping me in this long and I hope that I have inspired people and shown that no matter how many times you get knocked you can still keep going.”