The Halloween antics haven't finished yet though. Tonight, one more act will be thrown on the pop scrapheap and voted off the ITV1 talent show. Frankie Cocozza and the new-look The Risk are struggling in our poll at the moment, but are we due a shock elimination?
Stick with Digital Spy throughout the evening and we'll be bringing you live updates on all the drama from the acts, the judges and special guests (Cher Lloyd, Nicole Scherzinger).
21.00 Thanks all for watching The X Factor with us, feel free to hang around and let us know your thoughts on this weekend's shows. Did Sophie deserve to go? Have those comments from Tulisa last week ended Misha's chances of winning? And with Louis channelling her spirit so well, can he be Kelly Rowland's long-term replacement? Let us know what you think in the comments box below, and we'll see you again on Saturday.
20.58 Dermot teases us with next week's appearance from X Factor boys done good JLS, the continuity announcer still seems shocked by Misha B's bottom-two placing, and with Spooks no more, we stay glued to our seats for some more melodramatic goings on at Downton Abbey.
20.57 Kelly croaks that Sophie is remarkable and has an incredible voice. Sophie thanks everyone for the amazing experience and leaves with plenty of dignity, considering how much better she is than some acts still in the competition.
20.56 In a break from protocol (we think), Kelly votes before Gary, which seems more than a little bit mean. She chooses to send home Sophie. Meaning that Misha is safe for seven days more. Dermot asks Gary who he would have voted for, and he admits that he also would have saved Misha.
20.54 Louis votes to send home Sophie. Tulisa says that neither girl should be in the bottom two (she's right!). She also says that she and Misha are "cool" now after discussing their "issues". Representin' the music from her roots, she sends home Sophie also.
20.52 Whoah! A sick Kelly is going to make a vote down the line, it seems! That seems fair.
20.50 Considering how inventive she's been on the show compared to Sophie, it's a surprise that Misha is going for something as relatively tried-and-tested as Kings of Leon's 'Use Somebody'. She's singing it beautifully of course.
20.47 We can only see this going one way, no matter how well Sophie sings this to be honest. Misha B will be chastened for next week, though. Sophie kicks into 'Shelter' by The xx (my, The X Factor has changed in the last few years!). She's singing her little heart out, to borrow a phrase, but we doubt it'll be enough.
20.45 Well, that's a surprise. Though, Sophie has always seemed a bit vulnerable after Amelia Lily's shock exit in week one. After some stellar performances, we can't help but think that bully-gate has played a part in Misha's bottom-two placing. Whatever the reasons, this will not be helping poor Kelly Rowland on her sick bed back home.
20.42 Janet Devlin is also safe for at least another week. The final act through to next week is Frankie Cocozza! Alexandra Burke mouths "Oh my God", our reaction is a lot less printable. Misha B and Sophie Habibis for the sing-off.
20.40 Little Mix are through, as they should be after the best performance of last night, as is Marcus, after his own series-best, and crowd favourite Johnny Robinson. Gary applauds, but he looks more than a bit nervous now.
20.39 In no particular order.... first through to next week are Kitty (go Kitty Divas!), The Risk (whoah, we're genuinely shocked!) and Craig.
20.36 So, who's gonna go? We reckon that The Risk might have entered their Sugababes phase a wee bit early in their career, and could pay the price tonight. Cocky Cocozza has inevitably come bottom of our reader poll, and although yesterday was his best live show performance, it still didn't compare to most of the other acts.
20.30 Normality is partially resumed with a very Europoppy transition, before Nic writhes around on the floor, only the dry ice stopping the camerman from zooming right down her rather ample cleavage. The Europop kicks back in and she gives a (presumably apolitical) one-fist salute, before telling us about her upcoming tour.
20.26 And now it's erstwhile guest UK judge (and US Chezza replacement) Nicole Scherzinger. She's belting out her track 'Try With Me'. A torch song beginning makes this very different from the tart-tastic noisy nonsense she used to do with the Dolls.
20.24 Time's up! Louis loves Kitty and Marcus, but thinks Sophie and Frankie had nightmares, apparently. Tulisa says that
20.18 It's been mental, Cher says of her pop life. No sleep for ages apparently (no rest for the wicked!). Dermot doesn't go to the panel for their thoughts on her turn, which is a bitter, bitter disappointment over here. We wanted her and Louis to go at it, Marquis of Queensbury style! Dermot gives us a five-minute warning, and we hit the ads.
20.16 We love Cher's dress. It's like a cross between some wrapping paper and a celebratory box of Roses. We're also pretty keen on her bright pink microphone. After singing through the track she takes some time out for an extended dance move before grabbing back the microphone to sing us out.
20.14 After a disappointing Wall of Stats (if you're counting YouTube hits, it's a bit rubbish), it's Cher Lloyd, performing her sure-to-be-hit single 'With Ur Love'.
20.12 Tulisa says that Kitty has The Shock Factor, which we think would be a damn good name for a show combining some pop-singing wannabes and a non-fatal but painful series of electric jolts for off-key moments or sob stories.
20.10 A reminder of what went down last night, complete with those judges' comments and not-at-all-forced backstage musings from the panel and contestants. Sophie is Tulisa's cuppa, Marcus had so much fun performing, and Gary Barlow just gave the lamest peace-sign since Ringo Starr's infamous "no more autographs, peace and love" plea.
20.05 Yay! After a week off, the group "performance" is back. It's still a great way to check out who's the most confident on Sunday afternoon. Frankie is sounding more and more mockney with every passing moment. Johnny's hip-shaking is the best move of the lot. The tune is 'Bright Lights Bigger City'.
20.02 Nicole Scherzinger and Cher Lloyd are confirmed to perform. We're especially looking forward to Cher reuniting with her bessie mate Louis Walsh. His clear desire for her career to flop without his nurturing love hasn't come to pass, so she'll enjoy this! Any chance of a wink?
20.00 Hello, and welcome to the X Factor results show for yesterday's Halloween special. "What a night it was," big voice man says. We also get to relive Alexandra Burke's now-immortal ok.com line on the clips montage. *shudder*