Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland in tears as they send their own acts home

Amelia Lily, Jonjo Kerr, 2 Shoes and James Michael were all voted off The X Factor tonight – by their own mentors.

As part of a shock twist revealed earlier in the week, the judges had to each choose one of their own acts to send home.

Kelly Rowland broke down into tears as she decided that she wanted to keep Misha B, Janet Devlin and Sophie Habisis over Amelia.

Tulisa Contostavlos also started crying as she opted to save Nu Vibe, The Risk and Rhythmix over 2 Shoes.

Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh sent home James Michael and Jonjo Kerr respectively to complete the weekend’s eliminations. 

There are now 12 acts left on The X Factor 2011 – the first public vote will take place next weekend.

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