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Pressure on for Devon's X Factor hopeful

Luke Friend won praise for his performance last night Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Luke Friend faces a nail-biting wait until tonight to discover whether he's through to the finals of ITV's The X Factor. The 17 year-old from Teignmouth was praised for his performance last night by judge Gary Barlow.

Friend kicked off the show with Beyonce's Best Thing I Never Had, following it with Sir Elton's Something About The Way You Look Tonight. Barlow said he was impressed by Friend's originality and said he had improved the most out of all of the show's contestants.

But fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger said she thought Friend's Beyonce performance sounded like a cross between One Direction and Mumford and Sons - but it was not clear if she meant that as a compliment.

The four final acts - Friend, Nicholas McDonald, Rough Copy and Sam Bailey - each had to choose a song by Beyonce and one by Sir Elton John to secure their places in the final three.



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