X Factor 2012 final 12: Nicole says no to James Arthur?

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

It looks like it's bad news for James Arthur this weekend, as The X Factor 2012 final twelve are revealed.

James jets out with the rest of the final six boys to perform for mentor Nicole Scherzinger in Dubai.

"How you feeling?" the former Pussycat singer asks James as she reveals her decision.

"Terrified, really terrified," he replies.

Nicole explains: "When you perform, your heart and soul... you throw it out there and that's my favourite attribute of an artist."

But she goes on: "What I'm concerned about, honestly James, is I don't know if this competition is for you, I don't know if you're just that tortured singer songwriter who is going to be able to deal with the bright lights and the monster that the industry can be."

Giving James her final verdict, Nicole adds: "I have had to make a decision, there are only three people I can take with me through to the live shows..."

It certainly doesn't sound good for James, but we know how much X Factor judges love to play with contestant's emotions.

Find out if James gets through to the X Factor live shows this weekend when the judges' houses shows air on Saturday and Sunday night on ITV1.

Browse pictures of the X Factor boys at judges' houses below...

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