It was a night of ultimate heartbreak for one contestant and complete shock for the judging panel who never saw this result coming, actually no one saw it happening.
The night before the contestants had to perform two songs each for the first time in the show, Marcus Canty and Rachel Crow found themselves in the bottom after America voted, Marcus Canty was facing the exit door for the third time in a row.
Marcus Canty performed I’m Going Down by Rose Royce and the Pips whilst Rachel Crow sang her rendition of I’d Rather Go Blind by Etta James, both acts nailed there performances, giving it 110% and not letting the occasion bring them down.
After the performances the judges gave their votes, which produced a deadlock Reid and Scherzinger opting to elimated Rachel and the other two to eliminate Marcus. As it was tied the decision was left to the public votes, with the lowest votes being elimiated, Rachel Crow has the least votes and therfore was eliminated.
The decision was shock to Simon Cowell her mentor who reflected that he did not see this coming, LA Reid was also surpised at the result but grateful his act was staying to fight another night. The judge who took the decision the hardest despite voting to eliminate her was Nicole Scherzinger. Nicole was seen backstage in some distress admitting she didn’t mean to eliminate the girl.