He was 23 years old at the time of auditioning and was from Wakefield, Massachusetts, U.S.
For the blind auditions he chose to sing "Find Your Love" by Drake. Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton all turned their chairs around but James elected to join Cee Lo's team.
For the battle rounds Cee Lo chose to team him up with fellow contestant WADE and gave them the song "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper. After the performance Cee Lo chose to save James and WADE was eliminated from the competition.
For the live shows he chose to sing "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones. James was given the Public's Vote and went through to the next round with Juliet Simms, Jamar Rogers and Cheesa.
For the quarterfinals he chose to sing "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars. He also performed with Cee Lo and the rest of his team to "Dancing in the Street" by Martha and the Vandellas. James was eliminated from the competition along with Cheesa.
In the finals he sang "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5 with Jermaine Paul, Pip and Jamar Rogers.
|Blind Auditions||"Find Your Love"||Drake|
|Battle Rounds||"True Colors"||Cyndi Lauper||WADE|
|Live Shows||"Don't Know Why"||Norah Jones|
|Quarterfinals||"Just the Way You Are"||Bruno Mars|
|Quarterfinals||"Dancing in the Street"||Martha and the Vandellas||Team Cee Lo|
|Finals||"I Want You Back"||The Jackson 5||Jermaine Paul, Pip and Jamar Rogers|