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It wasn’t an easy choice, pitting the sassy solo artist against the fresh-faced boy band. On Sunday, November 25, 2012, The X Factor UK judges had to choose between sending Rylan Clark or Union J home — and they booted Rylan. Below, watch both performances and the judges’ emotional decisions.

But before you delve into the performances, check out Rihanna sing “Diamonds” live:

Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Rihanna Sing "Diamonds" Live on X Factor UK on November 25, 2012 (VIDEO)
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch X Factor UK 2012 Finalists Sing Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" on Nov. 25 (VIDEO)
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Union J Sing "Winner Takes All" on X Factor UK Live Week 8 on Nov 25, 2012 (VIDEO)
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch X Factor 2012's Rylan Clark Sing "Mama Mia" Durinh Live Week 8 on Nov 25 (VIDEO)

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