On Sunday October 30th 2011, 19 year old X Factor contestant Sophie Habibis was the seventh act to be eliminated from this year’s show after the judges chose to save Misha B, ending Sophie’s time in the competition.
The beautiful vocalist who was mentored by Kelly Rowland in the Girls category, sang the emotional hit ‘Shelter’ by The XX as her survival song, but unfortunately it just wasn’t enough to keep the teenager in the competition.
Sophie was extremely upset after receiving the news and told mentor Kelly Rowland, who called in live on air from Los Angeles: “Thank you for this amazing experience, I’m never going to forget it and I’m just going to keep working hard and will prove that I should have stayed in this competition.”
In a very tough Halloween special, all four judges voted to send Sophie home.
Here at Music Scene, we think everyone knew there was no hope of Sophie staying in the competition once she landed in a sing off with the amazing Misha B from her very own category. Realistically, Sophie should have been sent home in week one instead of the brilliant Amelia Lily who could have quite possibly gone on to win the show – foolish tactic from Kelly Rowland in our opinion.
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