James Arthur of the X Factor has been accused of copying off an established YouTube star. Arthur performed a cover of LMFAOâs âSexy and I Know Itâ, which Gary Barlow described as âThe performance of the seriesâ?, but it was extremely reminiscent of a cover by YouTube Act Only1Noah, whose version has already racked up 13.5 million views.
Listen to the two performances below and compare for yourself
This isnât the first time X Factorâs been caught in a plagiarism storm: last yearâs runner up Marcus Collins released a version of Seven Nation Army, which many found a bit too similar to that of the French soul singer Ben LâOncle Soul.
Again, you can watch the two videos below.