Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

X Factor cancels voting after sound issues

X Factor cancels voting after sound issues

X Factor bosses have revealed that the public vote will reopen during tonight's episode despite it being cancelled last night after a technical blunder.

A message simply flashed up on screen saying: "We are sorry for the temporary interference in sound" after the problems began midway through the talent show.

According to viewer reports, the technical issue began during Danny Tetley's performance and continued through to Anthony Russell.

Causing more confusion, host Dermot O'Leary failed to offer any on-air explanation because the show had been pre-recorded on Saturday afternoon.

Here's a sample of how bad it was.

Fans will now have to wait until tonight's show to vote for their favourite act to stay in.

Viewers took to social media to call on ITV to halt any public vote.

One person wrote on Twitter: "How many people changed the channel to see if there was a problem with their TV?"


When the show ended, another message read: "Due to a technical issue, tonight's vote has been cancelled".

Alongside the delayed vote and results, this evening's episode will feature guest performances from One Direction's Liam Payne and 2012 X Factor victor James Arthur.

This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield said: "Oh no!"

The X Factor was hit by one of the biggest technical glitches in the show's history on Saturday night.

And @basicallylewis wrote: "I thought they were doing the robot effect for Halloween".

Now an emergency plan has been put together to ensure the show can go on with a fair vote-off. We can't hear them sing properly.

A spokesperson for ITV said: "We apologise for the technical issue that affected the sound on part of tonight's episode of The X Factor". We are investigating why this happened.

The public vote was closed yesterday after sound problems occurred during Danny Tetley and Anthony Russell's performances.

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