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MNEK wasn’t told that he’d be replaced by Labrinth for Stormzy’s X Factor performance

MNEK has claimed that he was not made aware that Labrinth would be appearing on X Factor in his place to perform with Stormzy last night.

Having previously appeared on the singing competition with Nicole Scherzinger for the ‘judge’s houses‘ stage of the contest, last night saw the grime sensation perform as the special musical guest. Taking to the stage, Stormzy performed ‘Blinded By Your Grace’ from his acclaimed debut ‘Gang Signs And Prayer‘. However, while MNEK lent guest vocals on the record, last night saw his parts performed instead by Labrinth – who is signed to X Factor boss Simon Cowell’s own label, Syco.

“Guys, what do you do when you’ve come back from a date to find out that Labrinth was singing your song on X Factor instead of you? cos rn idk,” Tweeted MNEK. “I haven’t watched the performance yet btw how did he do?”

He then added: “Shit’s foul”

guys what do you do when youve come back from a date to find out that Labrinth was singing your song on X Factor instead of you? cos rn idk

— MNEK (@MNEK) October 29, 2017

i haven't watched the performance yet btw how did he do?

— MNEK (@MNEK) October 29, 2017

shit's foul

— MNEK (@MNEK) October 29, 2017

Fans of MNEK also took online to react to the performance:

LABRINTH?! WTF?! @MNEK WHERE ARE U PLEASE?! #XFactor pic.twitter.com/FlKBEW3sOt

— M.A.L.L.É ???????? (@iMallyUK) October 29, 2017

were you not asked?! I did wonder where you were, thought it was slightly random… I love Labrinth though but would have rathered you!

— ƊΛΠΪΞĿ (@iamdanieljlacey) October 29, 2017

Damn. After the performance I was thinking it was nice seeing Labrinth but Mnek should've been performing that. https://t.co/j2BA5kd8up

— Doris Payne (@ohfads) October 29, 2017

He didn't take it to church like you ????????‍♂️

— Scott (@scocialnetwork) October 29, 2017

Sitting here torn. I love @Labrinth but I love @MNEK The belly pain is back. #XFactor Waited for @Stormzy1 now I'm … pic.twitter.com/ST210WUzd1

— Fashion Luv & [] ied (@lil_mis_dx) October 29, 2017

Meanwhile, Stormzy and MNEK paid tribute to one another following the performance.

Thank you to my brother @Labrinth nothing but love and respect for joining me today bro ❤️

— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) October 29, 2017

Mad love to everyone that tuned in it means a lot that was a big moment for me thank you ❤️

— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) October 29, 2017

Any time, god bless ???????? thanks for having me my bro #BlindedByYourGrace ???????????????? https://t.co/5jFJE7dqtT

— Labrinth (@Labrinth) October 29, 2017

Cowell himself was absent from the weekend’s X Factor shows, after he was rushed to hospital on a stretcher. It is said that he fell down the stairs.

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Introducing Saturday’s live show, host Dermot O’Leary joked that the other judges may have been to blame for the fall.

“You might have spotted one judge is missing,” he said, introducing the show. “That’s because Simon was taken to hospital yesterday. But he’s doing fine, he’s back home, he’s watching the show. Get well soon boss.”

O’Leary continued: “Who put the banana skin at the top of the stairs? It’s like Murder on the Orient Express: you all had motives.”

30/10/2017 13:50:25
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