Scottish teenager Nicholas came second in the popular ITV singing competition, missing out on the X Factor winner's crown to songstress Sam Bailey.
However, he isn't giving up on his dream of becoming a star just yet and has now premiered his first single 'Answerphone' for fans, which will be taken from his debut album titled In The Arms Of An Angel.
The upbeat track has a fun, pop vibe and is one of three original offerings that will feature on In The Arms Of An Angel, as well as a collection of contemporary covers including Westlife's 'Flying Without Wings' and Adele's 'Someone Like You'.
Nicholas will release his debut album via RCA Records on 17 March, one week after 'Answerphone'.
He recently said: "'When I found out that I was signing to RCA I was over the moon as I knew that they worked with some of the biggest artists in the world.
"It feels absolutely amazing to be recording my own album and I can't wait to get it out there and give something back to all the fans that have supported me from the very start."
Next month is set to be a busy one for Nicholas since he will be embarking on the X Factor tour with his fellow former contestants, on top of launching his singing career with this exciting new project.
The youngster will join the likes of Rough Copy, Luke Friend, Tamera Foster and of course X Factor winner Sam to travel the UK and perform for the show's fans.
Check out Nicholas' single and let us know what you think, as the best comment from across the website each week wins £50!
Take a look at the snaps from the X Factor finale in our gallery below.
Copyright: Rex Features Tom Dymond / Thames