X Factor 2012: GMD3 better than One Direction? Louis Walsh says so!

GMD3 (X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Louis Walsh has claimed that GMD3 are better than One Direction.

The trio made the X Factor 2012 live shows on Sunday night, as Louis iced his finalists.

GMD3 join Union J and MK1 in the finals, which start on Saturday night.

Chatting to Caroline Flack on Xtra Factor, Louis said of the boys: "From the very first audition I knew they were something special. They were just naturally amazing vocals."

And quizzed on the comparisons between the group and former X Factor stars One Direction, Louis added: "Vocally, yes [they are better than One Direction]. They are world class."

However the boys revealed today that they would soon be changing their name.

Their current moniker - made up from their initials - was compared to a disease by Sharon Osbourne at judges' houses.

The group's new name will be revealed on Saturday night's first live show on ITV1.

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