Tonight’s X Factor will see Nile Rodgers replaced Robbie on the judging panel once again.
Last week when Robbie was absent for his tour in South America, his group United Vibe were eliminated from the show.
Many fans were furious they were dropped while their mentor was away.
But, contestant Brendan Murray has insisted Robbie’s absence didn’t have an impact on United Vibe’s exit.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, he said: “I think, obviously there are circumstances with sound and everything on Saturday night.
“Maybe it was the wrong song or something else, it’s hard to know really.
“I don’t think it was because Robbie wasn’t there.”
Brendan went on to comment on if he thought it was unfair some performances were replayed following the sound issues.
“Everyone had different opinions of it,” he noted.
“Some people were happy, some people weren’t happy.
“But, you know, you just had to think of the two lads.
“If that was you in that position, then obviously you would want the same performance, be given a chance. There was difference in opinions.
“I think there was going to be disappointment either way with the way it went because it was such a short window.
“A lot of people did take it well, a lot of them didn’t take it well so I think everyone was in the same boat really.”
Brendan is currently the favourite to be eliminated from the show this week.
A spokesman for bookmakers OddsMonkey said: “Dalton is just getting more and more popular, every week he impresses and that means more and more money, we are being told that that vast majority of all bets is for Dalton.
“Likewise at the other end of the market, and huge amounts of money is coming for Brendan, who has really dropped off the cliff having been one of the favourites at the start of the show.”
Brendan is set to perform Everybody Hurts from Bewitched.
Will he be able to impress the judges and viewers enough to be saved?
X Factor airs tonight on ITV at 8.30pm.