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Andrew13,619 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It' doesn't make any sense. If the performances are pre-recorded, then why signpost it? People on social media are starting to notice, so expect a Mirror article with a conspiracy theory fairly soon.


It's quite common in the states to have a "portions of this program were pre-recorded" disclaimer at the end, but I don't see a need for flagging up what's live and what's not. The current trend in British TV seemed to start with EastEnders Live, which of course flagged up the live bits (understandably).

In the past a lot of 'live' programmes had pre-recorded segments shown as live. Zig & Zag on The Big Breakfast and Wait Till I Get You Home on Noel's House Party come to mind. In fact, some 'on the bed' Big Breakfast interviews were not only pre-recorded, but recorded on a set rather than in the house.


People would accept the magic of television in those days. These days it's a tabloid scandal about misleading viewers
peterrocket1,359 posts since 5 Sep 2001
If you listen to the songs on Spotify - the contestant versions, you'll find they are clean of applause or FX and all have clean outs.

So obviously those are recorded somewhere in advance if they appeared straight after last night show.
dbl9,189 posts since 11 Jun 2004
London London
They really haven't thought the 'LIVE' bug through.. It's showing up on the repeats, since it's obviously done from the studio gallery. Might be better it this was done from ITV playout instead.
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Whataday9,967 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
If you listen to the songs on Spotify - the contestant versions, you'll find they are clean of applause or FX and all have clean outs.

So obviously those are recorded somewhere in advance if they appeared straight after last night show.


It's not unthinkable that a direct mic feed would cut out audience applause. It's far more likely that they were recorded in the dress rehearsal however.

EDIT: Confirmed by a spokesperson (as the tracks were uploaded this week before the performances aired):

Quote:
"The songs are recorded earlier on during rehearsals as practically there isn't time to take the recordings from the show and put them on Spotify straightaway."
dbl9,189 posts since 11 Jun 2004
London London
They really haven't thought the 'LIVE' bug through.. It's showing up on the repeats, since it's obviously done from the studio gallery. Might be better it this was done from ITV playout instead.


The CA specifically pointed out that it was definitely recorded despite what it might say in the corner of the screen.

Says it all - Xtra Factor was doing this, but eventually they switched the LIVE bug to playout instead underneath the ITV2 logo.
mediaman2007461 posts since 22 Sep 2007
They really haven't thought the 'LIVE' bug through.. It's showing up on the repeats, since it's obviously done from the studio gallery. Might be better it this was done from ITV playout instead.


So let's get this straight - people go to watch a repeat of The X Factor and then at the same time will think they are watching The X Factor live? Right...