'And in Tonight's Sing Off...Taylor Swift & Gary Lightbody': Duo's X Factor Duet Gets Mixed Twitter Reaction

Kingsland Road may have been the latest X Factor act to get the boot, but last night's Results show saw another set of performers also facing the wrath of the public - Taylor Swift and Gary Lightbody.

The US chart-topper joined forces with the Snow Patrol frontman for the first live performance on these shores of their duet The Last Time, which features on Taylor's smash hit Red album.

Following on from Little Mix's high energy debut of Move, the subdued nature of the emotional ballad failed to win over some of the viewing public.

With Taylor dressed in a demure black ensemble of polo neck and skinny jeans, it seems some just weren't sure what to make of the lack of flesh on display, especially after Lady Gaga's controversial performance a week ago.

One tweeter commented of the duo's outfits: "Taylor Swift and Gary Lightbody look like they're dressed to go and burgle some houses after #XFactor".

Gary Lightbody and Taylor Swift belt out The Last Time on the X Factor (YouTube)

Others were equally unimpressed with the song and vocals: "And in tonight's bottom two & in the sing-off are...Little Mix and... Taylor Swift & Gary Lightbody" wrote one scathing Twitter critic whilst another added:

"Whoever voted for Abi after last night's dirge deserves to be locked in a room with Gary Lightbody and Taylor Swift for eternity #XFactor". Ouch.

Other were full of praise though with one fan gushing:

"the happiness i feel knowing that @taylorswift13 and @garysnowpatrol finally performed 'the last time' live. :')" (sic)

And another tweeted their Snow Patrol hero directly, telling him "@garysnowpatrol - that was a beautiful, authentic, mesmerising performance on the #xfactor tonight with @taylorswift13 - thank you!"

Check out Taylor and Gary's performance below:

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