The 1D boys have already chosen their favourite contestant

One Direction are hoping that heavily-tattooed singer James Arthur will win The X Factor this year.

Harry Styles has been rooting for James, 24, since the judges’ houses stage of the competition last week and the rest of the 1D boys have since started showing their support.

‘@JamesArthur23 has got one of the SICKEST voices I’ve ever heard. so good,’ Tweeted Harry, 18.

Louis Tomlinson spent last week campaigning for Adam Burridge to return to the ITV show as a wildcard act – but Christopher Maloney pipped him to the post on Saturday night’s show.

Now Louis has joined Harry and his other band mates in urging Directioners to vote for James in the contest.

‘Come on James !!’ Tweeted Louis, 20, yesterday.

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