X Factor 2011: James Michael leaves panel unimpressed

James Michael X Factor

Only his mentor had good words for James Michael after his performance on the first X Factor 2011 live shows this evening, after the 20-year-old took on a Beatles track. The talented youngster, who was accompanied by his guitar on stage, was criticised for his poor vocals.

The curly haired star performed a unique take on Ticket To Ride, but only Gary loved it.

Kelly Rowland said: "James you look like and artist, you feel like one every time we have an encounter and I see you but I was really disappointed in the vocal tonight because I have heard you sound much better than that. I don’t know if that was the best song."

Louis Walsh meanwhile moaned: "When you first auditioned I thought you had potential but that song it just didn’t go anywhere Gary, I don’t know why you picked that song for him. It was boring, it was like a busker in Covent Garden, it just didn’t work for me."

Gary Barlow however insisted: "James you totally reinvented that classic and who would dare take on a Beatles song…..only you! The only act on stage tonight playing a real instrument, so well done."

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