After an emotional version of The Fray’s How to Save a Life, James Arthur got the nod through to the next round from the judges.
James, who used music to survive his troubled youth, performed at Bootcamp with Curtis Golden and James Vickery.
And it didn’t take the judges long to seal the talented trios fate.
Tulisa, who described the collaboration as ‘off the chain’ said: "Sometimes we have to deliberate but during your performance we gave each other the nod.
"We want to see all three of you back on this stage."
James, whose parents buried the hatchet after 22 years at his audition, was shocked when Dermot caught up with him backstage.
James said: "To be honest this is probably the most emotionally testing time of my life."
Will he pass the test and make it to the judges’ houses? Watch the X Factor on Sunday night at 7.30pm to find out.
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