The hair has more of a supporting role...
A video of James Arthur covering McFly hit Shine A Light has surfaced on the interweb - a video that not only proves James has had a frickin' amazing voice since AT LEAST 2010, but also showcases a rather fetching hair do.
Jimmy A is seen performing the cover to a pub full of watching punters - a far cry from the huge stage and million viewers he now experiences every weekend. Take that for urban roots Tuleesha.
McFly boys Tom Fletcher and Harry Judd were clearly just as impressed as us with Arf's rendition.
Tom tweeted out a link to the video with the comment: "Wow, I might need to stop singing this song now I’ve heard @JamesArthur23 absolutely smash it. CHECK THIS OUT!" while Harry went for the simple, yet oh-so-expressive: 'SICK!!!'
Wrap your peepers round the video below and tell us what you think.
if that's not quite enough James Arthur for you, check out our recent interview with him at the TalkTalk X Factor secret gig. He talks about being called SHHHHHEXY and everything.