X Factor 2012: Louis Walsh takes over mentoring Jahmene Douglas!

Jahmene Douglas (X Factor 2012)

Louis Walsh has been spotted mentoring Jahmene Douglas on the X Factor, with Nicole Scherzinger out of the country!

Louis said Jahmene was his "favourite contestant" at the weekend, following the youngster's performance of an Amy Winehouse and Marvin Gaye mashup.

Jahmene said today: "I was lost for words. I can’t take it all in.

" I’m looking forward to my performance this weekend. I loved having all those candles on stage in week one so I’m well up for more fire this Saturday!"

But despite looking to Louis for some help and advice, Jahmene insisted that Nicole was a great mentor.

Speaking to the official ITV1 X Factor website, the 21-year-old said of the former Pussycat Doll star: "She’s very down-to-earth and keeps it real. She’s there for us and is a great mentor. She’s stunning too!"

Despite wowing the judges and viewers last Saturday however, perfectionist Jahmene revealed he could have done better.

He said: "I thought my performance was alright. I’m a perfectionist which means that I can be self-critical. I’m more used to my surroundings now so I’m feeling more comfortable on stage."

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The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV1.

This weekend will see the remaining eleven finalists singing tracks with a Club Classics theme.

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