James Arthur chats to Newsround
12 November 2013 Last updated at 17:54 GMT
It's almost a year since James Arthur clinched victory in the 2012 X Factor final
His single, a cover of Shontelle's 'Impossible', was the fastest selling single of 2012.
But when he joined Nel for a chat he revealed he almost didn't audition for the X Factor in the first place.
Watch the interview to find out what changed his mind and how he writes his music....