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‘Jazzy’ X Factor contestant divides viewers with Jungle Book audition

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Most people loved the hopeful, but for some, his short trousers were a step too far.

X Factor contestant Russell Jones divided viewers with his Jungle Book audition (Syco/Thames/ITV Plc)

Russell Jones earned a place in the next round of The X Factor and he mostly won over the viewers, although his ankle-length trousers and dance moves were a turn-off for some.

The 25-year-old nursing home singer from Wales danced his way through a rendition of I Wanna Be Like You from Disney’s The Jungle Book, and judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh enjoyed his vocals and “jazzy” style.

Scherzinger told him: “Oh my gosh, you’re my favourite treat, you’re like candy to me… everything from your head to your toes, I loved.”

Russell Jones
Russell Jones (Syco/Thames/ITV Plc)

One wrote: “The guy singing jungle book has made my Saturday.”

“Yaaaas russell… like him… he’s quirky… no sob story,” another enthused.

One fashion fan wrote: “Love @russell20111! Such a cutie with his bow tie and great singing.”

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One viewer said Jones “was quite a treat” despite his ankle-baring trousers, while one joked “he can sing to me when I’m in a care home”.

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But for some, the wannabe star – who has been singing since he was 17 – was not as popular.

“I really want to love Russell Jones, but I just can’t handle his ‘moves’! Bless him!” one viewer said.

Another wrote: “Wrong… just wrong #xfactor2017 please wear proper length pants.”

One viewer hinted that his performance made him stop liking The Jungle Book, and one said they found it “annoying”.

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