Sam Black to miss this week’s X Factor live shows over illness?

He reveals whether or not he'll be performing

Sam Black

by Carl Smith |

Since we're so heavily invested in The X Factor this year (is it just us, or is this the best series since 2010?), news of this 'mystery bug' sweeping the contestants' house has us worried. Are we gonna have to, like, make plans and actually socialise with people if the whole thing's cancelled?

No, YOU need to get a life. We had a cosy weekend planned. Hmph.

(Are we being melodramatic?)

Anyhoo, despite the fact Sean and Conor Price have confirmed they're 'fighting fit' and ready to take on George Michael's Freedom! '90 this weekend; things aren't looking too great for poor Sam Black. Yup - he's been struck down with said 'mystery bug' but has assured us he'll still perform this Sunday. THANK HEAVENS.

Chatting about the possibility he might be too unwell to give us a rendition of I'm Your Man, Sam told us: "I went to rehearsals before and my voice started going. I'm going to be on vocal rest, I think."

So, is he actually performing or what? "No matter what I'd always go out there and do my best anyway. It's a massive risk, but that's all I can do; go out there and do my best."

The announcement there's no double elimination as initially planned this week's eased Sam's nerves a bit, though. He added: "I was definitely thinking 'oh, I'm going,' and there's obviously still a good possibility I could go this week because I'm up against the girls and Lloyd [Macey].

"I feel like I'm the only one who goes out and relies on performing rather than singing, but I'm just going to do my best. It's tough every weekend."

GAH, too excited for George Michael week. Now, let's find out how to follow this year's X Factor contestants on Snapchat:

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Your guide to following this year's X Factor finalists on Snapchat!

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These boys have made quite an impact on the show displaying their raw talent and easy on the eye good looks. Get following ladies! @RakSuMusic and raksuraksu.

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Literally the entire nation wants to know Myles from Rak-Su's Snapchat, but as yet NOBODY'S BLOODY FOUND IT.He did, though, tell us we'll get it 'all in due time' and tease 'Hide and seek with snapchat! If you search hard enough I'm sure you can find it'.Right, what've we gotta do to get it?

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The first of the final boys whose talent has won the hearts of many is definitely one to keep an eye on. The Welsh Wonder can be found on Snapchat.

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The 25-year old heartthrob has already gained a significant online following from his covers found on Youtube. Now you can follow him more intimately on his personal Snapchat.

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Sam Black; the proud dad-of-one and helpless romantic, who proposed to his girlfriend on the show itself, is the youngest of the boys in this years competition. Make sure to follow him on Snapchat for more of this Scouse Spice!

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The Blond Beauty is taking the show by storm with her incredible belting vocals, now you can follow her on the Snap.

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Despite her young age, this raw talent is definitely making her mark on this year's competition and making her voice be heard! You can follow Rai-Elle on Twitter@TGFM_RaiElle and Instagram raielle_official.

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This blue-eyed beauty has won the hearts of the judges and the nation. Want to know more about her? You can follow her on Twitter@TandyHolly and Instagram hollytandyofficial.

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This Soulful Singer-Songwriting, has left behind the pebbled streets of Paris to try and make it big here in the UK. You can follow his personal story on Twitter@KevinDavyWhite and Instagram kevindavywhite.

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This Essex hunk has stolen the hearts and attention of a number of female viewers with talented voice and kind to the eye good looks. Keep a closer on him via his Twitter@MattLinnen and Instagram mattlinnen.

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The Middlesex mum-of-three was the latest evictee after what she described as a risky and unsure song choice. Keep up with this Sassy Scarlet on @Tracyleanne34.

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Born and bred Scots, this trio like to keep it in the family as these siblings are trying to sing their way to the top of the competition. You can follow them on their own Twitter@TheCutkelvins and Instagram thecutkelvins accounts.

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The Irish duo and brothers are working hard to make their dreams come true and sing their way to stardom. Follow their journey on @sean_conorprice and sean_and_conor_price_music.

Shall we look through loads of pics of FITLORD Myles Rak-Su, too? Just because.

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Myles Rak-Su from The X Factor stacked

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