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Honey G leaves The X Factor 2016

The ‘rapper’ finally leaves the competition.

Honey G
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You say Honey, we say pack your bags because you’re going home.

The divisive ‘rapper’ Honey G finally departed The X Factor 2016 tonight after landing in the bottom two for a second week. Honey G battled against boyband 5 After Midnight during the sing-off and it was a pretty clear decision for the judges.

Louis Walsh decided to send Honey G home and save his own act. Sharon Osbourne pretty much begged Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger to keep Honey G in the competition and chose to send 5 After Midnight home. Nicole told Honey G that she respected her but would be sending her home.

That left the deciding vote with Simon. He admitted that he didn’t expect 5 After Midnight to be in the bottom two tonight and told Honey G that she has guts. Simon based his decision on what he thought the public expected him to do and he sent home Honey G.

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Tonight’s show featured live performances from Busted, who made their second appearance this series, and Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie.

The X Factor 2016 continues at 8pm Saturday on ITV.


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