The singer, who is being mentored by Nicole Scherzinger, said that Lauryn Hill would be the person he'd most like to sing with in the final if he gets that far.
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Arthur also suggested Plan B, Labrinth, Emeli Sandé and Ed Sheeran as possible duet partners.
Speaking about his song selection for Saturday, he said: "I'm going to be doing a love song - a real song. So hopefully girls will like it."
He also claimed that reaching the top four was his main priority on the show, rather than winning it.
"It would mean a hell of a lot to me to make the final. I really want to be in the final. I don't think I'll win this competition. I just want to make the top four to ensure that longevity," he said.
"I think if you finish outside that four, it's difficult to get that longevity."
The X Factor continues this weekend with a Guilty Pleasures theme.
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