Viewers think the band had managed to break a big rule on the show...

Last night saw the remaining acts take to The X Factor stage in order to impress the panel of judges- and audiences nationwide.

However, one act who managed to really get audiences talking was Scottish band The Cutkelvins.

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As is well known, The X Factor rule of thumb is that contestants must perform a song which fits the theme of the week in order to impress the judges,

Last night, the theme had been George Michael week- with the Groups category facing off against the Overs in order to try grab a place in next weeks round of the competition.

With performances of classic George Micheal songs, The Cutkelvin’s had taken to the stage for their performance.

Before they took to the stage, Simon had told audiences that the trip were about sing ‘not one of George Michael’s songs but two of his greatest ever covers’.

The band had then performed a mash-up of Seal’s Killer and Papa Was A Rolling Stone by The Temptations- both of which had been covered by George Micheal during his career, but are not classic songs by the star.

However, this had caused a reaction from the audience- with many wondering whether this had broken the rules of the competition as the performance hadn’t involved George’s actual songs.

Taking to social media, one user shares, ‘Wait a second I thought it was George Michael week?? #cutkelvin’s #XFactor2017′.

Another user also shares that the trio had possibly broken the rules, ‘Did The CutKelvin’s not get the Memo about it being George Michael week? #XFactor’.

Another writes, ‘Wtf had that got to do with George Michael  #cutkelvin #XFactor’.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the performance- did it break the rules, or had Simon and the band simply had an original take on the theme?

Alice Perry