'X Factor' 2015: Anton Stephans' 'Bang Bang' Performance Prompts Simon Cowell 'Sabotage' Accusations (VIDEO)

Simon Cowell Accused Of 'Sabotaging' 'X Factor' Anton

Simon Cowell has been accused of trying to sabotage his own ‘X Factor’ act, following Anton Stephans’ bizarre performance in Saturday night’s show.


Despite the fact he’s mostly performed soulful ballads so far in the competition, Anton was given a mash-up of two recent chart-toppers to perform as part of this weekend’s ‘Reinvention’ theme, and his performance did not go down well with viewers.

Kicking off with Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’, a track Anton has already struggled with in the competition, he then went into Jessie J’s ‘Bang Bang’, a performance which began on a gold throne and ended with him surrounded by dancers.

Anton Stephans

But the hair-raising performance went down terribly with both ‘X Factor’ viewers and the judging panel, with some livid Twitter users even accusing Simon of attempting to ruin Anton’s chances in the show, by deliberately giving him two songs that didn’t suit him.

Anton is one of the two remaining acts in the ‘Overs’ category, who Simon openly berated when he learned he would be mentoring them at the beginning of this year’s Six Chair Challenge.

Last week, 'Overs' singer Bupsi became the first performer to be booted out of the competition, later blaming Simon’s song choice for her departure.

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Meanwhile, it was Reggie 'N' Bollie who ended up stealing the show, bringing the energy levels up with their unique take on One Direction’s signature hit, ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, mashed up with OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’.

The duo were praised by the judging panel, and even got the personal thumbs up from 1D singer Liam Payne, who was in the ‘X Factor’ audience on Saturday night.

Find out which two acts have failed to impress viewers in Sunday night’s ‘X Factor’ results show, airing at 8pm on ITV.

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