Anton Stephans blasts Nick Grimshaw

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 November 2015
Anton Stephans

Anton Stephans

Anton Stephans hit back at Nick Grimshaw on Saturday's (21.11.15) 'X Factor' after the judge slammed his performance

Anton Stephans angrily hit back after Nick Grimshaw branded his 'X Factor' performance fake on Saturday (21.11.15).

The 45-year-old former backing singer performed Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's 'One Sweet Day' but DJ Nick was not impressed, leading to an awkward exchange.

Nick said: "You have a great voice but it's rather technical to me. I don't know if you're the sort of artist that I'd want to listen to on the radio or buy the album - there's something that still feels like an act to me, it's not real to me."

However, Anton was furious with the critique and hit back, saying: "That might be an act, but this is real. There is nothing fake about me!"

When Nick said: "No need to be aggressive", Anton insisted: "I'm not being aggressive, I just need to put you straight."

However, after Cheryl Fernandez-Versini agreed with Nick, Anton apologised, saying: "Sorry, Nick. I'm sorry. I don't mean to be disrespectful at all."

Anton's mentor Simon Cowell also got involved, telling Nick angrily: "Not everyone here is a Radio 1 artist, Nick. This is about someone older than the rest who has a beautiful voice ... I don't think you quite get it."

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