Shocked is an understatement. Fans of the X Factor were left confused and somewhat furious as one of the bookies favourites Misunderstood were given the boot.
The duo, (Misunderstood) Stephan Benson and Jeffrey Okyere received the lowest amount of votes and were told that they would be leaving the competition immediately.
This wasn’t the pairs first time in one of these style shows. They had previously appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, but looked in really good shape this time around with a series of original songs that wowed the audience and the judges.
Looking totally gutted they were going home, Stephan and Jeffrey thanked their fans for keeping them in the competition and said they had ‘loved their journey.’
Fans of the duo spoke out on social media about what they saw as an injustice. One Tweet said: “How the f*** does Brendan get through and Misunderstood go home? Seriously can’t watch this show anymore it’s makin me angry!”
Another Tweeted: “How the hell have Misunderstood just got voted off #XFactor ??? They’ve been brilliant!”
Robbie Williams, Misunderstood’s mentor is currently away from the show, but his wife Adya Field admitted she was also stunned they were out of the show, saying: “That was a shock! Adding: “This will be an awkward conversation with Robbie later.”
Even though Stephan and Jeffrey’s journey is over, it’s likely this won’t be the last fans will see of the duo. They are both BRIT School graduates and have already worked with heavyweights Little Mix and Britney Spears’ songwriter Maegan Cottone.
The question is now, who’s next?