Bright future predicted for Shipley singing star despite X Factor loss

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Luke Friend Luke Friend

Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald will battle it out to be crowned this year's X Factor winner after Shipley-raised Luke Friend crashed out of the singing contest last night.

The dreadlock-haired teenager received the fewest votes from the public as the three finalists performed in front of 10,000 people at Wembley Arena.

After the result, Luke told presenter Dermot O'Leary: "It was absolutely mental. I know everyone thought I was the underdog sometimes... but I got here and this is absolutely amazing."

Louis Walsh, his mentor on the show, said the 17-year-old, who moved from Shipley to Devon with his family four years ago, had "something unique".

"He's going to have an amazing career, watch this space," the X Factor judge said.

Former prison warden Sam Bailey, from the over 25s category, and 17-year-old Nicholas McDonald will perform again tonight when the public will decide the winner of this year's series.

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9:10am Sun 15 Dec 13

wobbley-bob says...

He was robbed!
He was robbed! wobbley-bob

9:13am Sun 15 Dec 13

tyker7745 says...

no he was not: he has been rubbish throughout.
no he was not: he has been rubbish throughout. tyker7745

9:21am Sun 15 Dec 13

wobbley-bob says...

Only in your opinion...... He can't have been that bad to reach the last 3.

I don't like One Direction, but many 1000's do.
Only in your opinion...... He can't have been that bad to reach the last 3. I don't like One Direction, but many 1000's do. wobbley-bob

11:01am Sun 15 Dec 13

Avro says...

He got into the final 3 which was through hard fought achivement.

I'm sure he won't go hungry from here on in..because some that were hopeless have made it to celeb status and earned very well from it.
He got into the final 3 which was through hard fought achivement. I'm sure he won't go hungry from here on in..because some that were hopeless have made it to celeb status and earned very well from it. Avro

12:04pm Sun 15 Dec 13

The Hoffster says...

Alert the UN !! - alert the UN !!
Alert the UN !! - alert the UN !! The Hoffster

7:54pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Not so simple says...

Well done for doing so well. Stop being negative on the kid as we all love a trier....maybe our politicians can learn something from this kid and try to be number one.
Well done for doing so well. Stop being negative on the kid as we all love a trier....maybe our politicians can learn something from this kid and try to be number one. Not so simple

1:39pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Good, he said he was from Leeds not Bradford. Turncoat.
Good, he said he was from Leeds not Bradford. Turncoat. Prisoner Cell Block A

2:05pm Mon 16 Dec 13

yezboss says...

The whole programme is rubbish anyway.
The whole programme is rubbish anyway. yezboss

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