Cheryl and Mel slammed for 'snubbing' Michael Bublé and Idina Menzel

Published Monday, Dec 8 2014, 10:22 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Mel B have been blasted for not giving Michael Bublé and Idina Menzel a standing ovation following their X Factor duet last night.

Idina had always been booked to perform during the live semi-final show but Michael made a surprise appearance, joining the Oscar-winning star on stage to sing 'Baby It's Cold Outside'.

Michael Buble and Idina Menzel perform on The X Factor - 7 Dec 2014


The pair were all giggles and smiles throughout the song and, after they had finished, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh both stood to applaud them.

However, Mel B and Cheryl stayed seated - with Mel even appearing to clap slowly - leading fans to believe they felt Michael and Idina's performance was not worthy of a standing ovation.

Many viewers were quick to take to Twitter to air their feelings, with one asking: "@CherylOfficial why didn't you and Mel stand up for #IdinaMenzel and #MichaelBuble #disrespectful #xfactor."

Michael Buble and Idina Menzel perform on The X Factor - 7 Dec 2014


Another blasted: "I'm sorry but who do @CherylOfficial and Mel think they are not giving Michael Buble and Idinal Menzel a standing ovation?"

One fan simply said: "Not even shocked by Cheryl and Mel. Michael Bublé probably has no idea who Cheryl is anyway lol #XFactorSemiFinal."

Earlier in the show, both Mel and Cheryl were seen out of their seats and dancing along to US X Factor stars Fifth Harmony.

Michael Buble and Idina Menzel perform on The X Factor - 7 Dec 2014


They also stood and clapped after last year's X Factor winner, Sam Bailey, had taken to the stage. So why the reluctance to applaud Michael and Idina so wildly?

Speaking to The Mirror after the show, Cheryl explained: "Me and Mel were so engrossed in what was coming up, let's face it, it was Lauren versus Andrea [in the sing-off].

"We applauded them but sometimes it's difficult with my dress. Sometimes you have to take beauty over disaster. Apart from that we were having a really emotional conversation."


Watch Michael and Idina's performance here:

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