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Luke prepares for the night of his life

Luke Friend: "Being an incredible artist is what I want to be. I really don't feel like a star." Photo: X Factor

The west country has today claimed a new musical hero. Luke Friend, who's 17 and comes from Teignmouth in Devon, has booked a place in the grand final of the X factor.

He'll now face the judges - and the public - one final time on Saturday on the show that's launched the careers of stars who are now known across the world.

Luke Friend sang Stand By Me in his X Factor audition Credit: X Factor

Luke will sing two songs in the final, 'We Are Young,' a bit hit for the band, Fun and the One Direction hit, 'What Makes You Beautiful.'

Luke Friend will compete in the X Factor final with Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald

But the odds are stacked against Luke - he's currently ranked as the ten to one outsider.

Richard Lawrence has the story.

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