Simon Cowell changed his mind yesterday evening and scrapped the quadruple elimination to just two.
Alisah faced fellow contestant Sam Black while waiting for their names to be called out, it was the Filipino singer who was sent home.
The audience looked stunned, while Nicole Scherzinger seemed confused and disappointed by the result.
Alisah, 22, was visibly upset and wiped away her tears before thanking viewers for their support.Related articles
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