X Factor 2012: Louis Walsh tips GMD3, MK1 and Union J for worldwide stardom

Louis Walsh

X Factor 2012 judge Louis Walsh has predicted his acts could become worldwide stars.

Speaking with his groups - MK1, GMD3 and Union J - on Daybreak, Louis said each had the potential to become huge.

He said: "I think the three acts could be a hit anywhere in the world. MK1, we've never had an urban act like them on the show before, I love Charlie's voice."

On GMD3 and Union J, Louis continued: "The two boybands - I mean, everyone thinks they're similar, but they're not. They're very different, in a quite current way."

Louis went on: "I am really pleased [to have got the groups category] because I love the three groups and I think they’ll all deliver on the live shows.”

But he did admit: “The pressure is on now. The talent is way up this year in every category.”

Louis insisted that the competition was wide open, saying it was anyone's to win this year.

"The standard is much higher in every category," he said. "There's someone really good in every category... I wouldn't put money on anyone at the moment."

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows start at 8PM tomorrow night on ITV1. The first elimination will take place on Sunday night's live show, which will also feature performances from Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis.

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