X Factor 2012 results: Nicole Scherzinger loves James Arthur’s songs but seems reticent to let him perform them!

James Arthur shone with a song of his own at his original audition for the X Factor however after nine weeks on the ITV show he has yet to showcase another original tune.

The 23 year old is an avid song writer and Nicole Scherzinger promised at the start of the series that she would let him sing one of his own pieces however it never materialised.

Last night on The Xtra Factor she praised his skills, raved about his songs and said she regularly listens to his music, however she doesn’t sound too keen to let him try one if he makes next week final.

Nicole said:

“I have all the faith in the world that he will have an amazing album after this where he can showcase his own songs.”

“I think what’s harder is that he takes these songs and to make it your own, I feel like even though they are covers he comes out every week and he makes them as if he wrote them himself.”

A caller asked if she will let him sing one of his own next weekend, should he make the final in Manchester. She was reticent at best and continued:

“I am a huge fan of his music, I have his songs and I am always singing his stuff so we’ll see. I know that people are going to hear his stuff really soon.”

Very non committal!

Gary Barlow can’t wait to hear James’ tunes and he fully expects them to be brilliant. He said:

“There is no question about it, even though I haven’t heard any of James’ songs I know I am going to love them already. He is one of those artists that it ready to go…like next week!”

James goes head to with Christopher Maloney, Union J and Jahmene Douglas on tonight’s results show and he is worried that he will be eliminated at the last hurdle.

The talented singer took to Twitter to plead for votes today and said:

James Arthur on The X Factor's Guilty Pleasures week

“I’m getting really nervous now people! Would love you to pick the phone up a few more times if you can or if you haven’t already! #LOVE”

Do you want to hear his own songs in the final if he makes it that far? Leave your comments below…..

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!