James Arthur has had an eventful week doing a live performance with Labyrinth (excerpts in the video below) and now he shows the breadth of his talents on the X Factor UK live Halloween show. He does his own version of the Eurythmics classic Sweet Dreams.
James got rave reviews from all the judges.
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There is a full rock band that builds up the tension and dark torch-holding singers that join in the chorus at the end.
James Arthur sings Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics in Halloween X Factor UK live
This was a truly inspired performance by James and the judges had their own nuggets to share.
Louis told James: “Every week you bring something new to the show. You’re a very dark, intense performer. We’ve not had anything like that before.”
And that’s so true – he is a dark performer and perhaps this is what gives his performances their uniqueness. He bares his soul within his music.
Tulisa told James: “That is how you take an old-school classic and make it modern. I think you can go so far in this competition.”
Gary said: “James, wow again! It wasn’t just the performance of a great singer, artist – it was the performance of somebody who wants to win the competition.”
And finally Nicole added: “James Arthur, you are the difference. You are an international recording artist… that is the difference. Girls are going to be having sweet dreams tonight – that was dope, dude.”