XFactor 2013 final 24: Louis Walsh choses final six Boys

Nicholas McDonald (X Factor 2013)

The X Factor 2013 final 24 is complete, as Louis Walsh tonight revealed his final six boys.

The last time Louis had the category he won the show with Shayne Ward in 2005, and it's looking like another strong year for the blokes.

This evening's performances started with 19 year old bar man Sam Callahan from Essex, singing Iris by GooGoo Dolls to win the first seat of the night.

Yodeler Barclay Beales shocked the panel with a bizarre version of Aretha Franklin's Respect, but despite the "different" take on the classic, it was a no from Louis.

Paul Akister got a much more positive reception however, together with Alejandro Fernandez Holt to scoop up the next two spots at judges' houses.

18 year old from Hull Ryan Mathie is currently training to be a mechanic and working for the council, but that could change after winning a spot in the next stage with Wake Me Up.

Youngsters Luke Friend and Giles Potter picked up the final two seats, leaving Louis with some difficult choices to make for the next performers.

19 year old part-time football coach from Southampton Tom Mann performed Girls Just Want to Have Fun, but Louis opted to send him home rather than ditching one of his current six finalists.

Last to perform was 16 year old student from Motherwell, Nicholas McDonald, singing I won't give up by Jason Mraz.

Louis decided to take him through to judges' houses, at the expense of Alejandro.

Therefore, the final six boys on The X Factor this year are Sam Callahan, Paul Akister, Nicholas Mcdonald, Ryan Mathie, Luke Friend and Giles Potter​.

Did Louis make the right decisions? Who's your favourite from the category? Add your comments below!

See which three make it through to the live shows next weekend as The X Factor continues on ITV.

Browse pictures of this evening's show below...

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