X Factor: Nicole Scherzinger breaks down in tears after Jahmene Douglas dedicates song to late brother

Things got a bit emotional during tonight's X Factor semi-final after the finalists were all asked to dedicate their first song to someone important to them.

Nicole was overwhelmed by Jahmene's performance. Copyright [Rex]

Cue emotional VT's.

Jahmene Douglas decided to sing Whitney Houston's 'I Look to You', dedicating it to his late brother who sadly took his life a few years ago.

Following his emotional performance of the song all four judges were taken aback, each tearing up.

Nicole Scherzinger however was by far the most overwhelmed by Jahmene's sensational vocal.

With tears streaming down her face, Nicole was lost for words- which to be fair is a first.

Jahmene blew all the judges away with his performance. Copyright [Rex]

Telling herself to 'keep it together', Nicole told Jahmene: "Baby Jesus came up and he was in that song.

"You're an angel it is such a blessing to have you on the show."

Now we know that Nicole doesn't make a heck of a lot of sense at the best of times but that comment probably beats them all.

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Following her breakdown, #AwNicole started trending on Twitter with viewers commenting that they felt for the judge and Jahmene.

Talking about his performance to host Dermot O'Leary, Jahmene was also almost lost for words.

He told Dermot: "I feel like I let go of something, I don't know what to say."

The X Factor continues tomorrow night at 8pm on ITV1.