X Factor 2012: James Arthur gets Mary J Blige's backing

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 star James Arthur has been given advice by Mary J Blige this weekend.

The star will be performing one of the US singer's tracks on the show, and James' mentor Nicole set up a phone chat with the star herself for James.

"This is just blowing my mind right now. I’m such a big, big fan," James tells her on the phone, in scenes to be aired on tonight's live show. “How would you advise me to do what you did with the song and do it justice?”

She replied: “Sing the song like you want something to change in your life, like you really, really wanna change something and that’s it.

“Nicole [Scherzinger] was raving about you – you must be amazing. I don’t wanna wish you luck, just go get it.”

> X Factor 2012 spoilers: Week 2 live show song choices!

The X Factor 2012 continues tonight at 8:20PM on ITV1.

This weekend will see the remaining contestants singing tracks with a love and heartbreak theme before the public vote once again, and one more act is eliminated on Sunday night's second results show.

Sunday's show will also feature performances from US country star Taylor Swift and former X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson.

Browse pictures of the X Factor 2012 finalists below...

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