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The X Factor USA: Results Show Scrapped After Voting Error, All Finalists To Sing 'Save-Me' Songs

Simon Cowell admits that 'mistakes happen'


A blunder with the voting numbers on last night's X Factor USA live show has led to bosses postponing this week's elimination - and now, to fill the space, all of the Top 13 finalists will have to sing their Save-Me songs in a hastily-arranged second performance show tonight.

Each week, the acts prepare a song to perform in case they end up in the bottom two of the public vote, but this evening (November 7) they will all have to bust them out in a second attempt at winning America's support.

Simon Cowell with his groups (WENN)

The phone lines will then re-open, and the results will be revealed at the start of next week's 80s-themed show.

Writing on Twitter, Simon Cowell explained: "A lot of you noticed there were some problems with the voting numbers at the end of the show tonight...you were right!

"There was an issue so everyone has to sing their save me song live tomorrow and America will vote on that performance... Mistakes happen. But now I have 24 hours to prepare my groups for tomorrow night. Let's hope they all deliver."

He added: "Now they will understand what pressure means."

Kelly Rowland poses with her Over 25s (WENN)

"It's happened once before. It's live tv. You have to deal with it, tough for the contestants though. But you have to dig deep and deliver," he said.

And in a statement published to the show's official website last night, bosses confirmed: "As a result of a graphics error (incorrect voting numbers were displayed on screen) during the performance recap at the end of tonight's East Coast broadcast of The X Factor, the Top 13 acts will perform their “Save Me” songs for America's re-vote, in a live, one-hour performance show airing tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

"The results from tomorrow night's vote will be revealed next week on The X Factor airing Wednesday, Nov. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX."

On the Thursday, November 14, a second act will be sent home as planned.

Check out the X Factor USA contestants

 Ashly Williams during the audition stages (PHOTO: Splash News)

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