X Factor cancels voting after sound issues

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The X Factor, now in its 15th series, has struggled in the ratings in recent years.

The X Factor has revealed the public vote will be reinstated on Sunday night's episode after it was cancelled following a disastrous technical blunder on Saturday's show.

Fans tuning into the ITV show, which had been pre-recorded, were shocked to see the show plagued with sound problems, with viewers saying the sound issues turned the contestants and judges - Simon Cowell, Ayda Field, Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson - into "Daleks".

The X-Factor host channel ITV flashed a message up on screen during the sound problems, stating: "We are sorry for the temporary interference in sound".

As the show was pre-recorded on Saturday afternoon Dermot was unable to apologise for the sound issues and announced the vote as normal.

The X Factor will return tonight where all of Saturday's performances will be played out in full before the lines open. "It will open in tomorrow night's show".

Performances from contestants Danny Tetley and Anthony Russell were particularly affected by the problems.

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At the end of the programme, another message said: "Due to a technical issue, tonight's vote has been cancelled".

One person joked that the X Factor needed some throat candies.

And another added: "I thought they were doing the robot effect for Halloween but nah".

Fans thought there was a "fix" when they heard Danny's performance of a Queen classic, believing it to be a "conspiracy" against the singer. "It's not fair on them".

An ITV spokesperson said last night: "We apologise for the technical issue that affected the sound on part of tonight's episode of The X Factor.

It will open in tomorrow night's show", it read.

Two performances were ruined by the glitch, which left major sound issues during songs by Danny Tetley and Anthony Russell as well as distorting the voices of the X Factor judges, with some viewers comparing the experience to listening to Daleks.

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