X Factor 2012: Is it fair for acts like Starboy Nathan to be on the show?

Nathan Fagan-Gayle (X Factor 2012)

This year's X Factor auditions have seen some surprising acts turn up, including stars who have already tasted success.

One of the acts to make it through to the final stage of auditions is Nathan Fagan-Gayle, better known as Starboy Nathan, who has already released two albums and had two Top 40 hits.

Now while there's certainly nothing against the rules about Nathan appearing on the show, there's a question about whether it's fair.

25-year-old Nathan has already released seven singles, one of which featured US star Flo Rida, with the backing of two different record labels.

He's even toured with former X Factor stars JLS and, perhaps questionably, X Factor judge Tulisa.

Should shows like The X Factor be limited to acts who have yet to be given such chances and opportunities?

On the other hand, it's unfortunately clear that - for whatever reason - Nathan's career never took off and he arguably should be given a second chance to prove himself a star.

He may have had two top 40 singles but his album scraped in at number 92 in the charts, and a spot on Big Brother followed.

Ultimately, there's certainly no denying Nathan's talent.

At his audition, he wowed the panel with Marvin Gaye’s ‘Lets get it On’ to sail through to bootcamp.

Gary Barlow told him: “Nathan I’ve got to tell you, you have an amazing voice!” while Tulisa gave him a “big yes”.

At bootcamp Nathan impressed again with a performance of Labrinth’s Earthquake before wowing the panel and audience in Liverpool with some body popping.

Do you think that acts like Starboy Nathan should be allowed to audition for The X Factor? Or should only amateurs be allowed to audition?

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