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!
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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.
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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 ›
Devon's singing star Luke Friend was back in the county today - for a flying visit between X Factor rehearsals.
Luke, who's from Teignmouth, was in Exeter this afternoon, where he got a suitably excited reception.
Richard Lawrence was there too.
Devon's singing star Luke Friend has been back in the county today - for a flying visit between X Factor rehearsals. He received a very excited response from crowds in Exeter.
Last month ITV West Country spoke to his mother Sue Potts.
We caught up with the mum of X Factor finalist Luke Friend ahead of his performance in this weekend's live show.
Sue Potts says he's wanted to be an actor or singer since he was 10 - Ian Axton's interview includes some great shots from the family album.
Shelley Smith from Farringdon in Devon was the first to fall victim to X Factor's Flash Vote.
She was the performer getting the fewest votes in a 10 minute window after Saturday night's live performances, which immediately condemned her to taking part in the sing-offs.
Shelley told Dermot O'Leary: "I'm just going to sing my little heart out. I'm just going to try best, that's all I can do. I've got so much more to give."
And that proved to be the case. Shelley's performance in Sunday night's sing-off was enough for the judges to save her - rather than Lorna Simpson, who polled the fewest votes on Sunday.
Here Shelley is, singing Jennifer Hudson's 'One Night Only', to survive to sing again.
24-year-old Matt Cahill from Chard is one fifth of the boyband "Kingsland Road", one of the finalists in ITV's X Factor competition.
The group sailed through the first of the live shows with their rendition of Wham's "I'm Your Man".