Louis Walsh praises his 'new X Factor sister' Tulisa Constoavlos

Tulisa Contostavlos

Despite saying he's missing Dannii Minogue, Louis Walsh seems to have gotten over her exit from The X Factor, and has a 'new sister' in Tulisa Contostavlos. Speaking at the final auditions at Liverpool's Echo Arena last week, Louis praised his new X Factor pal.

Speaking about the new panel, Louis said: "It's really, really brilliant, it's exciting, there's new energy, there's new attitude we're all getting on fantastic... at the moment!

"I love my job, I've been doing this for 8 years. I love working with Gary and Tulisa, she's like my new sister. I've just bonded with her incredibly well. She's so normal and natural and low maintenance! It's great!"

Louis, Tulisa, Gary and Kelly Rowland spent two days in Liverpool last week for the first time in the show's history, following the success of Britain's Got Talent auditions in the city earlier this year.

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Kelly said: "I’m really excited. The last time I was in Liverpool was for the MTV awards. I’m looking forward to hearing the talent that’s going to come from Liverpool.

"I think this year’s star could absolutely be from Liverpool. First of all the bar is set so high. There has been so much talent to come out of the UK.

"To have another star come out of Liverpool would be awesome. It’s going to be amazing to see what’s going to come from Liverpool. There is so much talent, such a great variety of voices and talent."

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