He may have been commended for his performance of LMFAO’s club tune ‘Sexy And I Know It’, but it appears that not everyone was loving James Arthur’s rendition following claims of plagiarism by fans of Youtube star only1Noah.
Viewers tuning into the X Factor last weekend saw Gary tell James: “You turned that song on it’s head. It’s a silly dance song but you gave those lyrics meaning tonight.
“This wasn’t the performance of the night, it was the performance of the series so far.”
Adding to the compliments, Louis said: “James Arthur, what a brilliant interpretation. You are a real professional, you had a tough week but when you get on that stage you own it.”
However, James’ rendition of the song soon became the topic of conversation for the wrong reasons when fans of Noah hit out at James. Branding the X Factor finalist’s rendition as a “joke” over Noah’s version which was reportedly recording in May this year, one fan said:
“complete joke that he sung it TWICE, once at the judges houses and now on the live shows, with no mention of it being a cover of Noah’s.”
However, the fans were soon placated when James tweeted Noah thanking him for giving him inspiration for the song.
James tweeted: “thx for the inspiration Noah! Xfactoruk team loved ur version & asked me to put a spin on ur spin”.
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