X Factor news: Jahmene Douglas has grown some balls!

Jahmene Douglas (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 contestant Jahmene Douglas has revealed he's taken Nicole's advice and grown some balls!

We saw Jahmene's mentor Nicole chose Jahmene last Sunday night to take through to this weekend's first live shows, but advised him to man up.

Speaking about the upcoming finals, Jahmene said today: "It's just about believing in myself. Everyone was nervous about that performance at Boot Camp. I think if you put Stevie Wonder in that position, he would have cracked."

He added: "To get through to the final stages now, I think the nerves have to go.

"We've been practising 24/7, singing, dancing. It's just constant, every day. We've been doing that for two or three weeks and now I'm ready."

Speaking on Daybreak earlier today, Nicole revealed she had been giving Jahmene some secret tips in make up about how to cope with nerves.

The experienced US singer said: “I gave you a top tip in make-up as well, I told him to wiggle his toes in his shoes when he’s singing because it takes your mind off being nervous.

“You stand there, and you wiggle your toes and you don’t think about being nervous. If your performance goes well on Saturday then I’ll take the credit for it. If it’s rubbish, it’s not my fault.”

She joked: “Everyone’s going to be looking at his toes now.”

The X Factor 2012 live shows start this Saturday night on ITV1, with the results show following on Sunday night with guest performances from Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis.

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