X Factor in hot water over fresh Auto-Tune claims

The ITV hit show is in trouble again, amid claims the voice-fixing function was used during live finals

After yesterday’s Auto-Tune admission, hit ITV show The X Factor has been landed in hot water again, amid claims bosses used the voice-improving function in the live finals.

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The show has already come under fire for its use of auto-tune during this year’s auditions, after admitting sound is ‘edited and dubbed’ in post-production.

And today the plot has thickened, after allegations emerged that the show doctored singers’ voices during last year’s live finals.

‘It was an open secret on the show that Auto-Tune was used to both make contestants slightly more on key – or off – key,’ a former X Factor employee told the Mirror.

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‘The problem is that you have got a lot of contestants who sound equally good, so how do viewers at home make a judgment on who to pick,’ the source added.

‘So Auto-Tune has been used to make good singers sound even better and not so good singers sound much worse.’

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But X Factor bosses been quick to rubbish the claims, adding that they never use the voice technology on any of the public vote shows.

‘I can assure you we have never made bad singers worse or that Auto-Tune has ever been used on our live shows. Anything that would affect the public vote, we wouldn’t do,’ ITV’s head of entertainment told the Mirror.

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