Honey G eliminated from X Factor after sing-off with 5 After Midnight

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Honey G has finally been eliminated from The X Factor.

The controversial rapper - who was considered by many to be the novelty act in this year's competition - was given her marching orders after a sing-off with 5 After Midnight.

Judges Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell all chose to save the boy band, despite the pleas of Honey's mentor, Sharon Osbourne, to keep her in the ITV competition as she had "the edge on everyone".

Honey, whose real name is Anna Georgette Gilford, said it had been a "completely life-changing experience", thanking the judges and The X Factor team.

The rapper found herself in the bottom two after a dramatic night in which the stage was invaded during her performance.

Honey had just finished rapping MC Hammer's U Can't Touch This when a man rushed the stage, grabbed her shoulders and tried to take her microphone.

A prankster group called Trollstation later took credit for the stunt.

In the sing-off, she gave a rousing version of Tupac Shakur's California Love which featured her trademark "When I say honey, you say G" chant.

But the panel - which last week elected to save her from elimination - decided she was no match for 5 After Midnight, who gave a stirring performance of Labrinth's Beneath Your Beautiful.

Their mentor Walsh saved them, while Osbourne chose to keep Honey in the competition.

As the crowd booed, Osbourne pleaded with Cowell and Scherzinger to give her act another chance.

"Listen, against all odds, Honey has been here week after week... She's here and she's a fighter," she urged.

However, former Pussycat Doll Scherzinger and show boss Cowell both chose to send Honey packing.

Cowell told her: "You've got guts. You really have.

"You have taken so much and you've just soldiered on. And on and on and on."

Honey said she had loved the experience, adding: "Everybody who said that I could not make it here, I'm standing here right now - X Factor."

Next week's theme will be Christmas.