James Arthur can't contemplate failure

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 September 2013

This article is from 2013.

James Arthur at Winter Wonderland

James Arthur

James Arthur admits he will be very "disappointed" if there isn't a good reaction to his new single 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You'

James Arthur will be crushed if his career flops.

The 'X Factor' 2012 winner is nervous about fading into obscurity after experiencing initial chart success, a fate which has befallen previous winners of the talent show, and hopes his new single 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You' will be a hit.

James - who earned a BRIT Awards nomination with his debut track 'Impossible' - sighed: "If my second single doesn't work, I'll be disappointed. We worked really hard on the song and it's different to 'Impossible'. I wanted to make something more fun because people who know me know I'm capable of it. I hope the public responds well to it or I'll be sad."

James initially auditioned for the debut series of 'The Voice' UK in 2011, only making it into the final 200, before his victory on Simon Cowell's rival show, which he believes was a better fit for him.

He explained to French website JustMusic.fr: "'The Voice' wasn't made for me; the judges already had a certain type of talent in mind that they wanted on their teams. I don't think I was ready at that point in time. I took part in 'The X Factor' because my friends and my family encouraged me too."

James Arthur

The singer and winner of the ninth series of The X Factor takes his 'The Story So Far' tour on the road.

Bournemouth International Centre

Thu 30 Nov

£33.65–£43.45 / 0844 576 3000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 16 Nov

£33.05–£44.05 / 0844 248 1585

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Sat 25 Nov

£33.35–£44.35 / 0844 338 8000

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