As the claims surrounding Ronan Parke and Simon Cowell's Syco production company begin to die town, there was more controversy with tonight's finalists this morning. One singer of boy group New Bounce - hotly tipped to win the show after their performance on Tuesday - has worked for Syco before.
According to The Sun, 16-year-old Mitchell Zhangazha has not only appeared in numerous videos for the record labels acts, but also sung on The X Factor.
The paper claims that the youngster has been paid to be a backing dance in a number of music videos released by the record label - including X Factor finalist Chico.
Mitchell ha s already performed live as a backing singer on The X Factor live shows in 2007 and 2009.
This isn’t the first time that New Bounce have come under fire. In April it was revealed that the group were talented West End professionals, with suggestions being made that they were told to sing badly at their original audition in May.
Mitchell and fellow band members - James Anderson, Kuan Lee Frye, and MJ Mytton Sanneh - will compete in tonight’s final after winning over the crowd with their version of Jessie J's Price Tag earlier in the week.