Kelly Rowland has claimed her two remaining girls - Misha B and Amelia Lily - are still in with a shot of winning the X Factor, despite repeatedly appearing in the bottom two.
When asked if "hand on heart" she believed Amelia or Misha could win the competition, she replied: "Yes. Absolutely.
"They are incredibly talented, as we can see anything happens in this competition but yes absolutely they have the talent, they work their little behinds off... They're hard workers and they want it really bad."
The Destiny's Child singer lost another act, Janet Devlin, on Sunday after the flame-haired singer found herself in the bottom two against Misha B.
Rowland broke down into tears as the show's host, Dermot O'Leary, asked her to make a decision between her girls. Unable to choose, Kelly abstained from voting, forcing Janet Devlin out of the competition.
But the result came as no surprise to many after Janet forgot her words during her Saturday night performance of Hanson's Mmmbop, following lacklustre performances in recent weeks.
Rowland defended her decision to condemn Janet to elimination, saying: "I think that when it comes to everybody who watches this show in the moment you be an exec and you see which artist you'd want to sign and completely back and put 3 and 5 million dollars behind and marketing dollars behind… You make that decision and you make an executive, smart decision."
After last night's results show Misha said she was "so grateful" to still be in the competition, while Amelia described being saved by the public as "the best feeling in the world".
Amelia, who was recently voted back in to the competition by the public after previously being sent home by the judges, has also spoken out against Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos, after they criticised her for being "shouty" during some performances.
The blonde singer vowed to ignore their comments and said: "I think sometimes it's about the mic and I think sometimes I'm holding the mic too close to my mouth or something like that."
She told Xtra Factor hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack: "I'm not shouting because I'm not struggling with the notes. If I was then I'd take it into consideration but I'm not struggling."