16:48 EST, 8 December 2012
21:15 EST, 8 December 2012
It’s a live show, so anything can happened.
But unfortunately for Jahmene Douglas and Nicole Scherzinger, a technical error almost ruined their duet together.
Singing Whitney Houston’s Greatest Love during the X Factor final on Saturday, Nicole’s microphone broke down, forcing her to share one with her act Jahmene.
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Technical error: Nicole’s microphone failed to work, forcing Jahmene to give her his
Real stars: The two singers continued to belt out the song in perfect harmonies
After figuring out her microphone was
not working, Nicole rushed over to Jahmene and took his microphone to
continue singing her part, with the two later sharing it to complete the
Both stars showed signs of frustration, but continued and delivered the dramatic ballad pitch-perfect.
Despite the fact the two managed to belt out the song without errors, Nicole did seem upset afterwards by the technical error.
Well this is awkward: Jahmene waits anxiously for Nicole to return his microphone
Dermot O’Leary declared: ‘This is the biggest show in the UK and we can’t afford two working mics?’
‘That’s what a live performance is all about!’
However, Nicole was not impressed, saying: ‘Well it sucks when your mic is not on, but he’s my little angel and to share the stage with him, that’s the reason that I’m here.’
Earlier, Jahmene declared his love for
his mentor, saying how she always sends him messages and texts and she’s
‘the best mentor anyone could ask for’.
‘Well, that sucked’: Nicole did not look impressed with the technical error afterwards
This shouldn’t happen to a pop star! Nicole looks like she’s ready to laugh or cry
Nicole later returned to the stage to duet with her other act, James
Arthur, and luckily for the duo, both their mics worked perfectly.
Belting out the emotional song Make You Feel My Love, made famous by Adele, the two got a standing ovation from the crowd.
And Nicole sizzled in a daring leather mini dress and a pair of sexy thigh-high boots.
‘My little angel’: The two spoke about their close bond that developed during the X Factor whirlwind
Talking about James, the mentor said afterwards: ‘I’m just so proud of him, he’s a revelation.’
James said: ‘I just got to say thank you Nicole, you got my confidence back and you’ve been the best mentor.’
Christopher Maloney sang with his mentor Gary Barlow.
I love you, Nicole: James also declared his love for his mentor after he sang with her during the final
Bringing out her inner Pussycat Doll: Nicole sizzled in a very sexy leather mini dress that she teamed up with thigh high boots
‘He’s a revelation’: Nicole said she’s very proud of James after their pitch-perfect duet
Taking on the
Take That classic Rule The World with Gary behind the piano, the duo
delighted the Manchester audience and were the envy of Dermot.
‘You got to sing Rule The World with Gary, I’m so jealous!’ he joked afterwards.
And Christopher agreed: ‘He’s been my idol since I was about this big. This was such an honour.’
‘He’s been my idol since I was little’: Christopher was excited to perform with Gary during the final
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X Factor final 2012: Nicole Scherzinger and Jahmene Douglas forced to duet with one microphone