X Factor 2013 runner up Nicholas McDonald wants to be as big as One Direction

Nicholas McDonald

X Factor 2013 runner up Nicholas McDonald won't let losing the show stop him from launching a music career.

Nicholas lost out to Sam, who won The X Factor 2013 in tonight's results, was more than happy to have just made it to the end.

Speaking on the Xtra Factor, Nicholas said he was "proud" to have come so far and happy that he's made his family proud too.

"I'm just so happy to have made it this far," Nicholas said. "I think the public like that I've been myself throughout the whole competition and not changed. I've just stuck to being who I am."

Despite narrowly missing out on victory, Nicholas hopes that the show will allow him to launch into a big career.

"I don't want to come out this show and go back to my old life. But the show isn't always about winning - look at One Direction and Olly Murs," Nicky said.

The 17-year-old has some big ambitions, adding: "I'd like to be as big One Direction. It would be cool to be famous all around the world."

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