It looked like Nicole Scherzinger was James Arthur’s lucky mascot as he performed on stage in Middlesbrough.
The X Factor judge donned a Middlesbrough FC shirt to dance on stage with her contestant as he performed in his home town.
But it seems Nicole has had a big impact on James off stage as well as on it.
The 24-year-old contestant told Look magazine that the former pussycat doll saved him from his spiralling depression by giving him a place on the X Factor.
We bet James thinks his mentor is pretty Scher-mazing!