The X Factor's James Arthur Accused Of Copying Song
Internet performer's acoustic LMFAO cover already had 13m hits...
The X Factor hopeful James Arthur has been accused of copying the song he performed on last weekend's show from a YouTube performer.
Only1Noah posted a video of himself performing an acoustic version of LMFAO's dance track Sexy And I Know It five months ago - and it has since had 13.5 million views on the video-sharing website.
Angry fans have been posting outraged messages on the singer-songwriter's video, with one saying: "James Arthur should be axed from the show for his disgraceful talent of stealing other people's work. Shame on him seriously."
And another commented: "What I'd like to know is was Gary Barlow aware of this version when he heaped such praise upon James Arthur on Xfactor? I like to think he was blissfully unaware, if not then he is equally in the wrong alongside James."
James is currently the third favourite to win this year's series, with bookies offering odds of around 6-1.
We told you earlier how The X Factor boyband Union J were facing a threat of legal action from a former manager.