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 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.