Just The Way You Are: Nicholas McDonald vs Matt Cardle – X Factor Live Shows

Jukebox week of the X Factor 2013 live shows saw Nicholas McDonald sing the Bruno Mars song ‘Just The Way You Are’. Seeing as Nicholas is one of the favorites to win this years series, I thought it would be fitting to compare the 17-year-old’s performance to 2010 winner Matt Cardle, also singing Just The Way You Are.

Say what you will about Matt’s comparative lack of success since winning the X Factor, the guy can certainly sing and during the live shows he pulled out some amazing performances.

Meanwhile, the Scottish teenager has already proven he’s a great singer this series and I’ll leave it to you to decide who’s version is best. But if Nicholas is to stand any real chance of beating 2013 favorite Sam Bailey, he may have to push his vocals to another level again.

The Bruno Mars track was chosen by the British public for Nicky to sing, as part of Jukebox week. Upon being told the result of the vote by mentor Louis Walsh, Nicholas was clearly very happy with his fans choice as the single is in fact his younger sisters favorite song.