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X Factor fans have expressed their anger at Saturday night's result, which saw Laura White voted off the show.
The 21-year-old, who had been second favourite to win the ITV1 talent show, went up against Ruth Lorenzo in the sing-off, but the judges voted her off.
More than 3,500 fans have signed an online petition for White to be reinstated or get a record deal.
Another petitioner, Chantelle, said she received a "dead line" when she tried to call.However, an X Factor spokeswoman said there were "absolutely no issues with the phone lines".She added: "Our viewers vote for the act they want to keep in the competition and last Saturday, Laura White and Ruth Lorenzo received the least number of votes." Similar fan protests were seen last year after Welsh singer Rhydian Roberts was voted off the contest - with media watchdog Ofcom receiving as many as 1,500 complaints.'Biggest upset' In the petition, some of White's supporters also accused X Factor judge Louis Walsh - who had the casting vote - of getting rid of the singer so that his group, JLS, would have a better chance of winning.One fan, Donna Clarkson, said the result was an "absolute joke" and suggested Walsh should have "let it go to deadlock".