He may have only just come third in the XFactor but Devon teenager, Luke Friend says his career is only just beginningRead the full story ›
Devon teenager Luke Friend is out of the race to be crowned the winner of this year's X Factor.
Despite praise from all the judges, and a duet with Ellie Golding, the 17 year old from Teignmouth lost his place in the competition last night.
It's widely thought Luke will still have a promising music career despite not winning.
His parents say they're extremely proud of him and will return to the West Country later in the week but plan to stay in London to watch him in the group performance.
Traders are rallying round in the home town of X Factor finalist Luke friend. Many of the business owners in Teignmouth have watched him develop his talents over the past few years since he first entered local talent contests at the age of twelve.
One of his inspirations has been the success of local group Muse.
The mother of Chris from the band looks after the Devon arms pub. Richard lawrence asked her what she thought of what lies ahead for luke:
This weekend the X-Factor reaches a climax with the final and two live shows which will determine this year's winner.
Of course Westcountry support is behind Devon's Luke Friend. Luke was in the bottom two again last Sunday but is still in with a chance of winning. Divya Kohli went to meet him ahead of the final.
Luke Friend, the Devon singing sensation who's in Saturday's final of the X-Factor is tonight playing a concert in ExeterRead the full story ›
Luke Friend's parents say they're over the moon that their son has made it to the X Factor final
Sue Potts and Steve Friend, who are from Teignmouth, say Luke's been enthusiastic about performing music since he was 11.
They've told RIchard Lawrence they're proud he has kept his integrity ...and his hair which the production team had urged him to have cut!
A Devon teenager makes the big time with a place in the final of this year's X FactorRead the full story ›
The public chose Skinny Love for Luke Friend from Devon to sing in last night's 'Jukebox choices' round of The X Factor. He said it was the song he would have chosen, though Louis said it was a song he hated.
Sharon said after the performance: "That's was not skinny love, that was big juicy love."
Gary said he was a "massive fan" while Nicole said his voice "soared".
He'll find out if the performance was good enough to put him through on tonight's results show at 8pm on ITV.
Luke Friend, from Devon has his final rehersal ahead of this weekend's X factorRead the full story ›
Luke Friend, the 17 year old from Teignmouth in Devon, will continue his battle for survival tonight in the live finals of X-Factor.Read the full story ›