‘X Factor’ Producers Explain Their Big Voting Fail to Some Unhappy Contenders (Video)

As a result of a production error on Wednesday’s show, the contenders have to sing one more time for America’s votes

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 8:18 PM

Fox’s “X Factor” producers aired the wrong voting phone numbers for the contenders on Wednesday’s episode. As a result, the singers will have to perform their “save me” songs on Thursday’s episode.

In a newly released clip from the do-over episode, the producers deliver the “bad news” to the performers. And they don’t look very happy about it.

Also read: Fox Boss Chase Carey Calls ‘X Factor’ ‘Disappointing’ – and Expects a Rebound

Carlito Olivero, though, saw it as an opportunity for the singers to show what they’re made of. “I don’t even know how I really feel right now,” said the 24-year-old member of judge Paulina Rubio’s boys team. “But, all I know is that there’s 13 great artists here. And if you’re a true artist, you’ll pull through.”

On Wednesday’s episode, incorrect voting numbers were displayed on-screen during the performance recap at the end of the East Coast broadcast of the show. So, the show’s producers and Fox decided the most fair course was to have the contestants perform again and have America re-cast their votes. The results will be revealed on next Wednesday’s show.

See video: ‘American Idol’ Releases First Look at Season 13’s Judges in Harmony

Watch the producers break the news to the singers above.

The X Factor” one-hour do-over episode airs Thursday at 8/7c on Fox.


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