X Factor fans on Twitter weren't happy with Sharon Osbourne's last-minute decision

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The news that Sam Lavery was the latest contestant to be crashing out of The X Factor in this week's disco-themed show has got a few people hot under the collar online.

Lavery joined Ryan Lawrie in the bottom two and battled against him in the sing-off for a place in next week's movie-themed spectacular.

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Sam originally made it through to the final 12 on a wildcard vote from the judges (ITV/PA)

But despite a rousing performance, Sam eventually left with the fewest public votes, after judges failed to agree on who should be sent home following a last-minute change of heart from Sharon Osbourne, who originally indicated that Ryan should be the one to go.

And it wasn't long before fans on Twitter showed what they thought of the outcome...

Despite a valiant rendition of Mary J Blige's No More Drama, 17-year-old Sam failed to win over enough members of the public and will now return to her native County Durham before picking up her music career again.

Meanwhile, remaining contestants Matt, 5 After Midnight, Saara, Ryan and Honey G will be preparing for the all-important Movie week, when they'll have the chance to wow audiences with their take on some film classics.

Let's just hope there aren't too many last-minute decisions in that episode - we're not sure if our hearts can take it.