X Factor 2012: McFly’s Tom Fletcher & Harry Judd rave about James Arthur’s old youtube video!

James Arthur seems to be the celebrity favourite to win the X Factor this year and the hopeful has received even more backing from his famous fans.

The 23 year old triumphed on Sunday, when he won a place in the final along with Christopher Maloney and Jahmene Douglas and this weekend he will go on to perform on the huge stage of Manchester Central for a crowd of 12,000 fans and millions of viewers at home.

Tulisa Contostavlos is backing him to win, as is Labrinth, Ed Sheeran and Little Mix and now he can add the lads from McFly to his fan club.

It seems that James’ talent is no new thing and a video has surfaced of him covering a McFly track back in 2010 and it’s fair to say he was just as amazing then as he is now.

In the clip Arthur can be seen performing ‘Shine A Light’ to a pub full of punters and after a fan brought it to Tom Fletcher’s attention he tweeted:

“Wow, I might need to stop singing this song now I’ve heard @JamesArthur23 absolutely smash it. CHECK THIS OUT!”

Harry Judd added:


James is heading home today and will perform for his local fans in Middlesborough later this afternoon. He’ll be joined on stage by his mentor Nicole Scherzinger, which will be good experience for him as he’ll also be performing with the brunette beauty on the final this Saturday.

Listen to the clip and tell us, are you backing James to win? Cast your vote and leave your comments below….

Also, check out all the details, spoilers and news on this year’s X Factor final here.

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