PROMISING St Helens popstar Kiera Weathers has been booted out of X factor in the second week of live shows.
Sunday saw the 18-year-old being the first to exit the competition after receiving fewest votes from the public following her funky performance of Return Of The Mack.
Fellow hopeful Seann Miley Moore joined shocked Kiera after a sing-off with Mason Noise.
Her mentor Rita praised the former barworker and said of her departure: “I’m just so proud of everything she’s done to this point...This is not the last time you’ll see Kiera.”
The aspiring star was visibly disappointed and filled with emotion after presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack broke the news.
Last week viewers saw Kiera placed in the bottom two and was given the chance to compete in a live sing-off against girl group Alien.
Judges, Simon Cowell, Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, decided to save her and she made it through another week while Alien were sent home
However in this next live show Kiera wasn’t so lucky.
Posting on her Instagram page she thanked the blonde singer.
She said: “The best mentor ever! I am eternally grateful for the opportunities this lady has given to me! And she is truly one in a million! Thank you for everything Rita.”
Not only this, she posted a picture of her and her boyfriend, Jamie, to her tens of thousands of followers,saying how lovely she was to have him.
In previous shows Kiera revealed her inspiration came from her mum who died just two years ago.