"The X Factor" is trimming down its contestants to mere three with the departure of Danyl Johnson on Sunday, December 6. The schoolteacher was denied the chance to be in the final when the public vote did not encourage him to move forward. "I might have gone out in the semi-final but I've gone out to some of the best people I've ever met," he said upon his exit.
The 27-year-old was personally mentored by Simon Cowell. The judge expressed his disappointment toward Johnson's exit, saying "There was nothing more he could have done. He's gone out on a high. He's a gracious loser." Johnson said that he would not give up on singing and would do a couple of gigs after going home.
With Johnson out of the competition, the remaining contestants thus are Olly Murs, Stacey Solomon and Joe McElderry. The final will be divided into two parts, one where the finalists are to perform duet with established artists and the other, a solo.
Earlier in the show, Lady GaGa performed her single "Bad Romance" wearing devil horns while Janet Jackson performed a medley of her hits such as "It's All for You" and a new song "Make Me".