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'X Factor' Suffers Awkward Technical Blunder On Live TV

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'X Factor' Suffers Awkward Technical Blunder On Live TV

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Last night was Danny Tetley's time to shine. As an X Factor hopeful, it was his first ever live performance and to mark the event, he'd chosen the perfect song - Mariah Carey's 'Hero'.

When it came to his moment, the set-up was perfect. The lights were shining, the crowds were cheering and as the music started playing, the commentator shouted out his name... "Anthony Russell!!!!"

Wait, what?

Yes, Anthony's significant performance was nearly completely ruined after the show's production team suffered a technical issue and the wrong name was announced before his set. The voice had accidentally named the singer who'd just been on.

Danny nearly brushed it off and belted out the first line of the song, but then he stopped straight after, admitting he'd been 'thrown off' by the whole thing.

Needless to say, it makes for some seriously awkward viewing. But just as it looked like all was lost, the judges showed their support by cheering Danny on and he was able to continue and absolutely nail his rendition of the song.

And his perseverance paid off, as he was met with high praise following the performance. Simon Cowell said: "Don't feel bad about what happened. It made you better in my opinion. Who cares?"

Likewise, Louis Tomlinson told him: "The pressure of what just happened to you and you picked yourself up and delivered that vocal, you should be really proud of yourself."

Later on, Dermot O'Leary apologised for the mishap, before making light of the situation:

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But it wasn't just the judges who were on hand to applaud Danny for carrying on. Viewers took to social media to express their surprise at the mistake:

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Credit: Twitter
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Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter
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Credit: Twitter

The way Danny carried on is testament to his talents as a performer, particularly since this came following a tough week for the singer, who had been forced to miss rehearsals and events due to illness.

Now it looks like he's on the mend and has found his voice again. As pointed out by his mentor, Ayda Field, he would be viewed as a 'hero' to young viewers who had tuned in to the show.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Performance, x factor

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