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In a shocking turn of events, The X Factor UK Season 9 live results show on November 18, 2012, pitted the two most talented contestants against each other: James Arthur and Ella Henderson. Ella gave her all for her sing-off song, “If You’re Not the One” by Daniel Beddingfield, while James gave a nod to guest performer Alicia Keys with his song.

The judges reached a deadlock when it was time to vote, at which point the viewers’ votes sent 16-year-old Ella home. Dermot looked absolutely wrecked as he read the results.

What do you think? Did Ella deserve to go home?