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Cowell backs North East singers

Simon Cowell has tweeted his support for James Arthur who is releasing his debut album. James is from Saltburn and won The X Factor, going to number one with his single Impossible. He has also shown backing for Little Mix. the girl group has two members from South Tyneside.

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James Arthur: 'My next album will be rap - then rock"

James Arthur has spoken about the challenge of appealing to different fans since he won the X Factor last year.

He feels he has to strike a balance between the audience he had before he found fame and the fans who helped him to win the show and reach number one in the charts.

He promised to release a "commercial" album every year - but said he will also produce a rap album, and then a rock one, to express the different sides of who he is.

X Factor winner back for album signing

'Impossible' singer James Arthur has tweeted his excitement about coming back to the region for an album signing. James, from Saltburn, will be signing copies of his album at HMV in Middlesbrough.

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James Arthur's X Factor judge bid

X Factor winner James Arthur, from Saltburn, has expressed his interest in becoming a judge on the ITV talent show. It follows Gary Barlow's announcement that he will be making this year's series his last.

James Arthur tour location fail

James Arthur has announced his tour dates, but failed to notice the 'Middlesborough' spelling error. Credit: jamesarthurofficial.com

He might be from near Middlesbrough but it seems James Arthur's support team has trouble spelling the name of his home town.

Last year's X Factor winner has announced dates for his latest tour, including two dates in "Middlesborough".

James Arthur will be performing two dates in "Middlesborough". Credit: jamesarthurofficial.com
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