James "Jamie" Archer (also nicknamed "Jamie Afro" due to his hairstyle) (born 1975) is a musician from Putney, London, England. He took part in the 6th series of the X Factor, and reached the final 12, being the oldest of the 12 finalists in this series. He has had considerable experience on the London gig circuit - having gigged since 2000 - and plays a number of instruments, mainly the guitar. He sang Sex on Fire by the Kings of Leon in his first audition. In week 3 of the live shows, he had chosen to sing Elvis Presley's If I Can Dream, but his mentor Cowell strongly disagreed and suggested U2's Angel of Harlem. Eventually Archer gave in although he only had 24 hours to rehearse the new song. Walsh accused Cowell of bending the rules, as the theme that week was big band. Walsh said: "I'm a bit confused because the theme is big band and you came out and sang a U2 song. I feel it's cheating. I wouldn't get away with it and neither would the girls — I don't know why Simon does." During the judges' comments after his performance on the fourth live show, Walsh called him "a Lenny Kravitz impersonator". He was voted out in week 6, having been in the bottom two with Lloyd Daniels. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.