'X Factor' star Chico is set to perform an original song this week, becoming the first contestant to do so on the show.

According to the show's website, the song, which was penned by Chico's vocal coach for the show, Mark Hudson, is called 'Chico Time', in honour of the singer's catchphrase: "What time is it? It's Chico time".

Hudson said: "The weird thing is that it's so infectious, anywhere we've played it people are singing it!"

Chico, who hails from Morocco, has received mixed reactions from the judges throughout the competition. Amongst the songs he has performed to date are 'Do You Think I'm Sexy?', 'Hero' and 'Kiss'.