As the second night of live semi-finals began, Destiny Chukunyere was due to perform but did not start at the end of her introduction video.
Instead, Ant and Dec reappeared on stage to halt the show for a few moments as the stage crew continued to bustle around on stage.
Broadcasting live to the nation, judge Simon Cowell made it clear that he was not impressed with the technical hitch happening again.
Introducing the contestant and stalling for time, Dec said: “So, she is kicking off our second semi-final all the way from Malta. She has the whole of Malta behind her.
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For the second night in a row the first act isn’t quite going to plan ladies and gentlemen
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“She’s almost ready for us. She’s in the final stages of getting ready.
“For the second night in a row the first act isn’t quite going to plan ladies and gentlemen.”
Laughing, Ant added: “Do you know what? That’s the one thing about live telly…” as Simon Cowell hit his buzzer in humorous frustration.
The TV presenting pair shouted back: “Don’t buzz us! Don’t buzz. We’re just the ringleaders.”
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After a short pause, Ant continued: “Are you ready? Are you ready for this?”
Dec added once again: “Here she is, all the way from Malta, it’s Destiny Chukunyere.”