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Ed Sheeran and Lorde support X Factor contestant Joe Irvine

The 'Thinking Out Loud' singer has shown his support for Joe, who was told he was 'disgusting' by axed judges Willy Moon and Natalia Kills
Ed Sheeran supports X Factor contestant Joe Irvine

Willy and Natalia’s comments drew widespread criticism after Sunday night’s episode of The X Factor NZ.

Natalia called Joe a “doppelganger” for her husband Willy, saying she was “embarrassed” to even have to be judging him. Willy chimed in afterwards with his own comment comparing Joe to the serial killer character Norman Bates.

Plenty of Kiwis have tweeted their support for the embattled X Factor hopeful, and now Joe can count on Ed Sheeran’s support as well!

The chart-topping musician posted a thoughtful tweet yesterday about the drama, placing himself firmly on Joe’s side.

Fellow Kiwi singer Lorde was also quick to send words of encouragement to Joe, as well as a few cupcakes made especially for him!

Brit singer Ellie Goulding has also chimed in with her own thoughts about the episode, tweeting that it was a “disgrace” and she felt “genuinely sad” watching it.

Both Natalia and Willy have since been axed from the show, with new judges set to take their place beside Stan Walker and Mel Blatt.

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