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The X Factor announcer just made a VERY awkward mistake

Contestant Danny Tetley was introduced as another performer in tonight's live show

Published: Saturday, 20th October 2018 at 8:09 pm

After he was rejected from the first ever Pop Idol and Popstars: The Rivals contests, singer Danny Tetley has waited a long time to sing live on national TV. 17 years, to be precise.

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However, his first performance on The X Factor live shows started with a very awkward error from the announcer: instead of introducing Tetley on stage, the voice boomed out “Anthony Russell!”, the name of the singer who had performed just before.

The mix-up caught Tetley off-guard, with the 37-year-old Benidorm singer having to restart his cover of Mariah Carey’s Hero. Fortunately, he pulled off a pitch-perfect second attempt that was praised by the judging panel.

https://youtu.be/zKW5dYrH3LI

However, fans at home couldn’t help chuckling at the mix-up…

https://twitter.com/SimpsonftNath/status/1053734477929811968

https://twitter.com/MitchPiggon9/status/1053734110861111297

https://twitter.com/larrybirthdniam/status/1053733932716449792

https://twitter.com/itsbacktolouie/status/1053734083581362177

https://twitter.com/marcjohnson27/status/1053734198668918784

https://twitter.com/ThatChickSherry/status/1053733969647337474

Fortunately, the next act was introduced correctly by the announcer, but here's hoping that's the last Tetley/Russell mix-up of the series. Things could get VERY awkward if they both end up in the bottom two.

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The X Factor continues 8pm Sunday, ITV

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