The singer seems to be sending out a serious message with his makeover

Remember Jahmene Douglas from The X Factor? Well you probably won’t recognise him any more as he’s unveiled a VERY dramatic transformation.

The 26-year-old singer has shocked his fans by unveiling a bold makeover this week, having ditched his dark hair for a bleached blond ‘do.

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He also appears to be sporting lightened eyebrows and has pale contact lenses in.

However, it looks like there’s a serious motive behind Jahmene’s surprise revamp as he’s used the image to question whether there is racism in the music industry.

‘Question: Is it right to have an exclusive ‘blue-eyed soul’ genre? Especially when it dominates the Top 40 and excludes people like me?’ the TV star captioned a photo of his new image.

‘Shouldn’t it be all inclusive? Shouldn’t soul be soul?’

He went on to contemplate this further by sharing another photo with the caption: ‘If only my brown eyes were blue… Would the radio support me like they’re supposed to?’

Jahmene has gone on to hint that he’ll be revealing all about what he’s referring to very soon.

‘”If Only My Brown Eyes Were Blue…” The Article Behind The Statement Coming Soon: An Insight into the U.K. Soul Scene!’ the singer posted with a close-up snap of his eyes.

Whatever the motive behind his new look, Jahmene has certainly left his fans shocked by the transformation.

‘I didn’t recognize you, when I first saw this pic. Love you to bits,’ one admirer commented, whilst another said: ‘Awwww jahméne you’re so beautiful the way you are, don’t be putting yourself down. I’d still support you if you were to change your appearance’

It comes just weeks after Jahmene – who reached the final of The X Factor in 2012 – revealed that he has been suffering from depression and had even felt suicidal at times.

The star posted a highly emotional message about his struggles on Twitter, prompting fellow X Factor star James Arthur to reach out to him.

‘Brother I’m here for you. Answer your phone. I know what you’re going through. Pick up,’ James posted.

The pair have since reunited along with their former mentor Nicole Scherzinger, with Jahmene posting some cute pictures from the get-together.

‘I saw @jamesarthurinsta23 perform the other day with my sister @nicolescherzy and he made us so proud!’ the star told his fans on social media.

‘His energy and passion on stage is incredible! Thanks for the much needed uplift you two.’

Awww, we love a good reunion!