Singer Carmelo Munzone's recall to The X Factor was short-lived when he was eliminated on Tuesday night.
Munzone was originally left out of the final 12 before being given a second chance a few weeks ago after West Australian contestant Josh Brookes breached social media rules and was kicked out.
The 23-year-old, who was under the guidance of former Spice Girl Mel B, was forced into a sudden-death elimination sing-off with boy band Fourtunate on the Seven Network program.
Mel B voted for her charge and Ronan Keating, who is mentoring the boy bands on the show, stuck with Fourtunate.
However, neutral judges Guy Sebastian and Natalie Bassingthwaighte were unanimous in deciding to send Munzone home.
Sebastian said the viewers had got it right by pitting Munzone against Fourtunate.
"I am not shocked by the bottom two," Sebastian said during the show.
Sebastian told Munzone he had a great voice, but suggested he needed to learn how to own a song.
"There's still uncertainty when you sing. You really don't command a song and saying that, the act I am sending home, and based on who needs more work and more time, is Carmelo," he said.
Munzone was stoic in defeat and, unlike eliminated contestants before him - and having been told twice that he was no longer wanted - did not shed tears.
"The whole thing has been an amazing experience," Munzone said.
There are now just eight contestants remaining with another singer to be eliminated next Tuesday.