Monday 23 September 2019

X Factor fans complain of time-wasting as performances are replayed

All 12 of this week’s performances were replayed due to Saturday’s technical glitch.

Judges Robbie Williams, Ayda Field, Simon Cowell and Louis Tomlinson (Ray Burmiston/Thames/Syco/ITV)
Judges Robbie Williams, Ayda Field, Simon Cowell and Louis Tomlinson (Ray Burmiston/Thames/Syco/ITV)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent

X Factor viewers said they felt as if they were in a time warp as the show replayed Saturday night’s performances.

Sound issues on Saturday meant some of the performances were distorted and the vote was cancelled.

So all 12 were played again during Sunday night’s results show before voting opened.

Many fans of the singing contest were annoyed at having to watch the same performances again.

“What a waste of time. I didn’t want to watch every single act again,” said one person on Twitter.

“If I knew I was going to be watching Saturdays show again I wouldn’t of bothered turning it on,” moaned another.

“So basically there was no point of watching #Xfactor last night because they’re showing all the performers again tonight 2 hour waste of my life,” griped another.

One said: “This week’s #XFactor has made the weekend drag by so slow. Feels like we’re all in a time warp seeing the same thing over and over and over again!”

Others questioned why the ITV programme could not just have replayed Danny Tetley and Anthony Russell’s performances, as they were the only two affected.

“I don’t know why we need to see all these other performances again,” tweeted one viewer.

“Would have made sense to just show the two performances that were affected,” posted another.

One said: “#XFactor well and truly cocked up last night… why not just show the two performances affected and show the rest like normal on a Sunday night???”

However, some people insisted replaying the performances was the right thing to do.

“Even though it’s wasting time this Is the only way to make it fair,” one person tweeted.

X Factor continues on ITV.

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