X Factor 2012: Nicole Scherzinger has a soft spot for Jahmene Douglas because he reminds her of Lewis Hamilton

by Lynn Rowlands

X Factor judge and mentor Nicole Scherzinger has a whole language of her own when it comes to her category’s singer, Jahmene Douglas…

She’s called him “Schermazing” and “Jahmazing” – I think there could be a pattern forming there – and of course, she’s dubbed him her “little lamb chop” and her “sweet pea” perhaps hoping to appeal to his carnivore and vegetarian fan base.

However, the Daily Star reckons that there could be an ulterior motive behind her affection for Jahmene, in that he bears some resemblance to her boyfriend, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton.

And while speaking to the paper, Jahmene revealed that he has his own pet name for Nicole; “cinnamon stick.”

He said, “I have Nicole’s mobile number and she is always texting…

“She’s on it like a car bonnet or as she says ‘I’m on like Donkey Kong’.

“We even have special nicknames for each other. She calls me sweet pea and I call her sweet potato.

“She calls me lamb chop and I call her cinnamon stick.

“We keep changing them every now and then.

“She is the most amazing and inspirational woman I have ever met.”

And of course, Nicole is full of praise for Jahmene too, but in recent weeks, she addressed his apparent lack of self-confidence.

She told him, “The only person who has a hard time believing in Jahmene is Jahmene.

“Your voice is unbelievable. Keep singing and when you get nervous remember these people are people just like you. Don’t be afraid.”

She added, “Once you realise how great you truly are you are going to the top. You’ll be unstoppable, baby.”

Here’s a reminder of one of Jahmene’s performances last night, and you can see where we ranked him in our quarterfinal charts by clicking here…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.