Could it have been sheer relief or tears of joy as Harrow's Honey G fell to her knees with her hands in her face.

But moments before that it was all fists in the air after three of the judges put the North Wheezy rapper through to the next round of the X Factor live shows.

After the controversial star's name was in the bottom two for the first time, a very tense Honey G had to fight for a place in the next round against Ryan Lawrie and her reaction seemed all very agitated.

Following both acts' performances to be saved from being booted off the show during the results night on Sunday (November 20), presenter Dermot O'Leary went to the judges for their votes.

Honey G wraps her face in her hands as Louis saves her from the X Factor

First up was a hesitant Simon Cowell who at first wanted to go to deadlock before announcing the 36-year-old was the name of the act he wanted to stay in.

Simon said: "The one who actually for me felt they wanted to stay in more, based on that was Honey G."

Hiding once again behind her shades a serious looking Honey G pumped her fists as she heard Simon's answer followed by fist bumps as mentor Sharon Osbourne made her announcement.

And there was no surprise there as she put her act through to the next round, saying "you deserve to stay in after that performance."

With Nicole Scherzinger keeping in Ryan it was all down to Louis Walsh's vote.

Louis said: "Guys, it was a really good sing off. But the name of the act I am sending home is Ryan."

With three to one voting in favour of Honey G it meant the end of Ryan's journey on the X Factor.

Watch Ryan Lawrie on ITV's This Morning reveal 'there are two sides to Honey G'

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