What happened at The X Factor press conference

As Frankie Cocozza departs, four of the previously eliminated contestants are getting a chance to return to the competition. So we bet you want to know how the Judges and Amelia Lily, James Michael, Jonjo Kerr and 2 Shoes are feeling about it all.

What happened at The X Factor press conference

We headed down to the ITV Studios to get all the answers.

It was the Judges turn first to be quizzed by the press and Gary Barlow kicked off the conference by talking about losing Frankie.

‘It’s been a sad week for me, it’s a shame Frankie had to leave but I wish him all the best and I’m at the end of the phone to give him advice. But if one positive thing has come out of this then that’s that four acts we really believed in have got another opportunity,' he said. 'They are eligible because they haven’t been voted for by the public yet, and I’m really excited about that.'

Kelly Rowland explained that it was incredibly hard to decide which act to send home after the first Live Show and said she is happy to bring back people with so much 'potential and a passion for music'.

Agreeing with her fellow Judges, Tulisa revealed she broke the news of their second chance to 2 Shoes via instant messaging and said she 'never wanted to get rid of them in the first place'.

'I want to bring back 2 Shoes because they will bring something different to the show and spice things up,' Tulisa said.

The four lucky contestants themselves all agreed they were absolutely stunned to find out they had another chance of winning The X Factor.

Amelia Lily said it would be amazing to return to the show, because she wants to prove she deserves her place in the competition. 'My Dad said ‘I’m proud of you princess' – I think we all know he is my biggest fan,' she laughed.

Meanwhile Jonjo wants to come back to do his family and friends proud. 'If I go through, I’ll smash it to bits on that stage,' he said.

And 2 Shoes? Well, our two Essex ladies are looking forward to finally facing the public vote. 'We didn’t get the chance to see what viewers thought of us first time round, so that’ll be good to see. Hopefully we’ll be rolling it out on Saturday!'

For James Michael, it’s all about the music. 'I entered The X Factor to get a record contract and make an album that the public would enjoy,' he said. 'If I go through on Saturday, I want to show that I’m  a real musician and play something happy on my guitar.'

@The X FactorAdded 12 Nov

A statement regarding tonight's delay to the start of The X Factor. An ITV spokesperson said: "The problem which was caused by a power failure at BT Tower, and was outside of ITV and the producers' control, was resolved as quickly as possible. We apologise for the disruption to programming."