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Gravesend's Tamera Foster survives 'shocker' X Factor sing off

PUBLISHED: 16:11 04 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:11 04 November 2013

Tamera Foster with mentor Nicole Scherzinger. Thames TV

Tamera Foster with mentor Nicole Scherzinger. Thames TV

Tom Dymond

Gravesend's Tamera Foster survived a tense X Factor sing-off yesterday, after she found herself in the bottom two acts.

The sudden slump in viewer votes comes as a shock for the 16-year-old, who remains second favourite to win the ITV talent show behind Sam Bailey.

Tamera, a former North West Kent College student, found herself up against boy band Kingsland Road, and received the backing of three judges after singing Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing.

The theme for Saturday night’s show was disco, with Tamera performing a stripped back version of Wishing On A Star by Rose Royce.

Judge Gary Barlow labelled the sing off last night as “another shocker”. He added: “This is two weeks running and I have to say it, the public have got it wrong tonight. Both of you don’t deserve to be in the bottom two, you really don’t.”

The deciding vote fell to Louis Walsh, who opted to save Tamera after saying she has “star quality”.

Check back later this week to find out what Tamera will be singing on Saturday’s show.

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