Rita Ora's tears over X Factor big decision


X Factor judge Rita Ora was reduced to tears in the third episode of the show, when she had to cast the deciding vote.

The 24-year-old singer, one of the latest additions to the judging panel of the ITV singing competition, had to cast her vote as to whether to send 24-year-old dental nurse Shianne Phillips through to the bootcamp stages or end her journey on the show.

Phillips' performance of Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing split the opinions of judges Ora, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw, and left her aspiring career hanging in the balance.

Viewers will have to wait and see what Ora decides in the latest instalment, which airs on ITV1 at 8.15pm tonight.

Olly Murs came face-to-face with his doppelganger Jamie Benkert, a health care assistant from Southend.

The 24-year-old hopeful initially wanted to impress the judges with his rendition of a Murs-inspired track titled Dance All Night, to which Fernandez-Versini said: "Is that by Olly?"

Cowell remarked: "Listen Jamie, it's like you've been watching Olly for years. Have you ever watched a movie called Single White Female? Olly, you'd better watch it tonight and lock all your doors."

Other acts hoping to make the grade include fire-eating duo Flaxen - Jordan Rhodes and Steph Dobson - who perform Calvin Harris and Rihanna's song We Found Love, Newcastle singer Zen Blythe and Isle of Man native Simon Lynch, who takes on Beyonce's If I Were A Boy.