ITV has apologized The x factor Viewers were struck by sound problems after the show, which led to the cancellation of Saturday night's vote.
Viewers complained that they thought their television screens were broken and judges Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams, his wife Ayda and former one-direction star Louis Tomlinson sounded like Daleks.
The host, Dermot O & #; Leary, caused further confusion and offered no on-air statement as the show was recorded on Saturday afternoon.
A message appeared on the screen saying, "We apologize for the temporary sound disturbances" after the problems started in the middle of the talent show.
The viewers demanded that ITV punish the telephone vote. Later, at the end of the program, a message appeared that the vote had been canceled on Saturday.
"Due to a technical problem, today's vote has been canceled. It will open on the show tomorrow night, "he said.
The sound problems distorted the performances of Danny Tetley and Anthony Russell.
An ITV spokesperson said after the show, "We are very sorry about the problems with the X Factor sound tonight."
A viewer wrote on Twitter: "I thought my TV finally gave up on me after eight years, but it's just X Factor."
This morning Host Phillip Schofield wrote: "Oh no !!! They are all Daleks on the X-factor !!!!! "
A spectator joked that ex-judge Louis Walsh was "the real culprit" behind the sound problems.
An X Factor spokeswoman said, "We apologize for the technical problem that has affected the sound of today's episode of The X Factor. We investigate why this happened.
"We can confirm that the public vote was canceled tonight and will be opened tomorrow at 20.30 on ITV."
Performances on The x factor App and on the ITV website can be viewed without sound problems.