Rita Ora kicks Stevenage’s Karen Mav off the X Factor to viewers’ disgust

Karen Mav was booted off the X Factor yesterday. Credit: X Factor

Karen Mav was booted off the X Factor yesterday. Credit: X Factor - Credit: Archant

Karen Mav was booted off the X Factor yesterday evening despite wowing the audience with her powerful voice.

The 23-year-old from Stevenage initially won a place in judge Rita Ora’s final six girls with a rendition of Etta James’ I’d Rather Go Blind.

But this success was short lived and she was replaced by Kiera Weathers after she performed a version of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You.

This decision didn’t go down well with the crowd in the room and with many people on social media.

Writing on Twitter @HausofDylan95 said: “Nooooo Karen!!! Sharon should have got swapped.”

@steftomasLegend said: “Omg Rita Ora u didn’t just unseat her. Am sorry but you just made a huge mistake. No way. U r just saying yes to all of them.”

And it seems that the former John Henry Newman School pupil also has the support of X Factor boss Simon Cowell.

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After the show he tweeted: “Wish Karen Mav had kept a seat.”

Before being kicked off Karen cruised through to the competition’s boot camp stage when she covered Jessie Jay’s Sexy Silk.

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