The results show kicked of with previous X Factor wannabee Olly Mur duetting with the Muppets. A reminder of all the X Factor performances from last night was followed by a performance by Jessie J.
All in all a great start to tonight's show.
The show was aired on ITV from 8pm to 9pm. Voting lines were still open but only just. A commercial break before this year's X Factor single was launched. Any good I hear you ask?
UK Chancellor George Osborne has waived the VAT on this single which means all funds raised will now benefit the charity.This year's charity single is Wishng on a Star and Misha B started the vocals. All the X Factor finalists were joined on stage by JLS and One Direction..God job.
Finally the results. Who would be sent home and just miss out on the sem-final show?
So as usual pomp and hype with the results revealed in no particular order. Three went through and two acts then had to sing for survival. Through were Amelia Lily, Marcus Collins and Little Mix. For some reason the voting public don't seem to like Misha B.
Before the two acts performed I was sure the judges would save Misha B. Was I right? Janet performed Snowpatrols Chasing Cars and Misha B a slow song from the heart. For me Janet's act appealed more but Misha's was the best performance as far as voice went.
Louis went for Misha B which was no surprise. Tuilsa followed suit but Kelly abstained which meant Janet was going home anyways. So it is goodbye to Janet. Good luck Janet you will be better away from X Factor. Get rid of that red hair they gave you.
Well before the single was launched we had our heartstrings tugged good and hard with personal details of this year's charity. A family with three boys who all have muscular dystrophy was heartbreaking but inspiring. The charity is Together for Short Lives. Without this charity many parents and children would face a much harder future.
Saturday October 15 will see the second live X Factor show on UK TV.
The remaining mentors and their acts will know now that the competition has begun in earnest and that they need to wow the general viewing public. After all, from now on it will be those viewers who feel involved enough to vote, who will decide who stays and who goes.
Last week's first show suffered a drop in audience numbers which does not bode well. Some blame the heavy presence of too many commercials but it could just be that people are bored with this now long running show. Then there is Strictly Come Dancing.
Strictly has a huge fan base and although the shows are timed so that they are not in direct competition, most of the time, it does make a difference. Fans of Strictly may find following one show each weekend is enough and so will not bother with X Factor.
That said last weekend the two shows shared a half hour viewing time and X Factor won hands down.
The 12 finalists will be reduced to 11 this weekend. For one act it could be the start of a bright new future away from X Factor or a return to their old 9 to 5 job.
Favourites to survive are, Frankie Cocozza, Misha B, Craig Colton and, Janet Devlin. Personal favourite is Janet Devlin.
The 16 finalists who appeared in the first live show reunited this week to record the show's charity single, "Wishing on a Star". A sure fire hit.
Check back tomorrow for the latest elimination and show review.