X Factor 2013 finalists: Louis Walsh reckons the final three are all a bit meh

Louis Walsh (X Factor 2013)

X Factor 2013 judge Louis Walsh doesn't reckon much of this year's finalists.

And that includes his own boys who have both made it into the last live show, Luke Friend and Nicholas McDonald.

The Irish music manager claimed that were was no international star in the final three, and certainly no one who matches up to past finalists such as One Direction and Olly Murs.

"I don’t think there’s any international star there," Louis is quoted as telling OK! magazine this week ahead of the final. "There is no One Direction, no Olly Murs, there is no Leona Lewis."

"There are people who are going to be very good winners and who are going to sell records

"But who is going to be around in a couple of years’ time?"

Louis instead suggested that it would be Tamera Foster who could go on to have the biggest career, despite her leaving the show before the semi-finals.

And turning on his own act Nicholas, Louis continued: "Originally I thought Nicholas was the one, mainly because he’s so young and kids will vote for him.

"I also thought Scotland always back their own – Leon Jackson, Michelle McManus – but Luke has come from nowhere and is a contender."

Louis concluded: "The public are in charge though and we can’t control it.

"Sam Bailey is the one to beat for me."

The X Factor 2013 final airs tonight from 8PM on ITV, live from Wembley Arena, where the contestants will appear in front of an audience of thousands singing three songs, including a celebrity duet.

The live show will see the third place act announced while the weekend's double bill will feature guest performances from One Direction, Katy Perry, The Killers, Tom Odell - as well as Elton John, who will perform his new collaboration with Gary Barlow, 'Face to Face'.

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