X Factor's 5 After Midnight head to Fright Night rehearsals after denying split speculation

Published Wednesday, Oct 26 2016, 16:34 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The X Factor's 5 After Midnight looked every inch the pop group as they arrived for Fright Night rehearsals on Wednesday morning.

5 After Midnight at rehearsals for this week's X Factor live show

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The band - Nathan Lewis, Jordan Lee and Kieran Alleyne - were snapped outside a London rehearsal studio alongside fellow contestants, all getting ready for this weekend's Halloween-themed live shows.

They stopped for a brief photo - check out Jordan still on the phone! - before heading inside to work on their Fright Night performance. We don't know yet what song they're singing but X Factor usually release the track listing on Friday so keep your eyes peeled!

5 After Midnight at rehearsals for this week's X Factor live show

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It wasn't the easiest time for the boys last week, after their energetic rendition of 'Valerie' for Divas and Legends Week received a mixed reaction from the judges.

While the audience and viewers LOVED IT, Nicole Scherzinger thought it was the wrong song choice and head judge Simon Cowell branded it "terrible."

"This was terrible. It was absolutely terrible. It was like a rehearsal. Everything from the styling, from the choreography, the vocals were terrible," said Simon.

"I don't know what is going on in your heads right now, but let me give you some advice. This is a platform where you can have a career on, sort yourselves out, make sure you concentrate more on the vocals than the dancing, because this was your weakest performance by a mile."

5 After Midnight rehearse on 'The X Factor'. Broadcast on ITV1HD
2016

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The boys disagreed on choreorgaphy which led to split rumours - they've denied that.



5 After Midnight perform for the judges on 'The X Factor'. Broadcast on ITV1HD
2016

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5 After Midnight's mentor Louis Walsh, however, backed his band's performance, as did Sharon Osbourne who said she loved it.

Meanwhile, the boys also had to contend with a rumour they were on the verge of splitting, which seemed to surface after a VT aired on Saturday's X Factor made reference to them disagreeing on the choreography for their track.

5 After Midnight deny they are splitting
2016

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Even though the guys pointed out in the VT they were like brothers and would sometimes bicker but always love each other, the rumour continued to swirl, leading the boys to speak out on Twitter.

"Haha not at all!!! We are brothers and are staying in this together!!!" they tweeted. "Let's squash this rumour!! We really are not splitting up... if anything we are more solid than ever!! Bring on FrightNight!!"

X Factor continues Saturday at 8pm on ITV.


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