After weeks of professing to hate Jedward, Simon Cowell might have been expected to take his chance to send them home.
But instead a shock result saw Welsh girl Lucie Jones leave the X Factor competition after facing the twins in the bottom two.
Cowell, who has openly blasted John and Edward Grimes every week, had the choice of saving talented singer Lucie or sending the decision back to the public vote.
But after telling the acts that neither could win the competition he went to deadlock – and Jedward came out on top.
The decision will add fuel to the speculation that Cowell secretly loves the twins, seeing their potential as a money-making novelty chart act.