The X Factor’s Anthony Russell accused of “massacring” classic song

The X Factor’s Anthony Russell accused of “massacring” classic song

Liverpool’s very own Anthony Russell was shunned by tonight’s (November 24) X Factor audience following his cover of ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’.

His performance was one of strutting confidence – which is basically Anthony’s default style – so it’ll be interesting to see what he makes of the social media reaction.

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Bon Jovi’s bellowing classic is known around the world, so it was definitely a bold choice for Anthony this evening. Especially since Anthony has been on vocal rest this week due to illness, which might explain why he wasn’t quite on top form.

Twitter folk were quick to type up their thoughts during and after his performance. Check out some of the ruthless opinions below.

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Sorry but Is it just me or is Anthony singing out of tune/ out of breath? I’m no music person but something doesn’t sound right #XFactor

— Tristan (@thetristanw) November 24, 2018

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I hope the police were called for Anthony just then, not only is he still on something but he’s just murdered a Bon Jovi classic 🤪 #XFactor

— Damon Morris (@DamonJMorris) November 24, 2018

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This didn’t alter the ultimate outcome though, as Anthony survived the public vote. Danny Tetley and Irishman Brendan Murray were the unlucky souls to bow out just one week before the final.

In celebration, Anthony literally did a front-roll on the stage. If all else fails, maybe he could enter the 2020 Olympics gymnastics squad?


However, The X Factor does in fact return tomorrow (November 25) to reduce the contestants even further; will the public be so forgiving for a second night in a row?

Only time will tell.

The X Factor is back tomorrow (November 25) on ITV.

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