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The judges couldn’t say enough what they thought of this performance.
Randy Aragon
11.01.19

Ever since the start of the X-Factor (UK), the competition has been fierce. People from all over come to compete on the main stage, with only a small percentage of people even making it past the first audition. James Arthur is a singer who made it through to the live show, his brilliant cover of ‘Let’s Get It On’ by Marvin Gaye, solidified his place in X Factor history.

This powerful cover of ‘Let’s Get It On’ wows the judges, they can’t get enough of James Arthur.

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Right from the onset, James comes out swinging. The song he chose is one of the most iconic songs of all times, a song many singers would shy away from because of its notoriety.

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We all know those famous first words, most have us have sung it in the shower before, “I’ve been really trying baby.” James starts with those memorable words and everyone immediately realizes this is something special!

James perfectly mimics the singing legend, adding a little bit of new school flare.

It’s hard to believe anyone could match Marvin Gaye, but James definitely comes close. The crowd is transfixed on the young man, he steals the show with his brilliant vocals.

The talented singer gracefully makes his way to the judges’ table, grabbing Nicole Scherzinger’s hand and singing to her with his soulful voice.

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His performance is smooth as butter, he really knows hows to address the crowd!

This is clearly not James’s first rodeo, his performance is more like a live concert than a competition! He speaks directly to the crowd, reaching out to shake the hands of the people cheering him on.

James doesn’t miss a beat, with it all hanging on the line, he delivers a brilliant performance that X-factor and it’s fans won’t forget.

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The live band behind him makes the performance so authentic, it really brings out the depth of the song.

There’s something about having a live band behind a powerful vocalist, that really gets the people going! The crowd and the judges can’t get enough of James, he’s such an original artist!

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When the performance ends, you can tell the judges are thrilled with the singer. They can hardly contain their excitement as they shower James with compliments.

All 4 judges have encouraging words for the young singer.

It’s hard to tell who’s more excited, the crowd or the judges. The judges emphatically praise James for his show-stopping performance, he’s definitely going places.

“James, only you could get away with singing that song. It was sexy, it was cheeky and I’m sure the ladies will be very happy.”

Nicole Scherzinger, from the Pussy Cat Dolls, said:

“Okay, It’s safe to say that a lot of babies might be conceived tonight, in your name, after that performance. You have so much soul, nobody dare touches this song, you murdered it.”

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What a great performance! Thanks to shows like this, talented singers are getting discovered every day and bringing us these memorable performances.

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By Randy Aragon
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Randy Aragon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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