X Factor UK finalists: Louis Walsh on his top three groups


Louis Walsh has spoken out about his X Factor 2014 finalists after the first of this year's X Factor final 12 were confirmed.

Tonight we saw Louis chose Blonde Electra (formerly Electric), Only The Young and the new eight piece boy band through to the live shows.

On his controversial decision to pick sister duo Blonde Electra, Louis said: "These girls I really like, there's something about them.

"I could see them in the charts all around the world. This is what the show is about, finding something different with talent."

On Only The Young and Louis admitted having some reservations, revealing: "Are they relevant in today's pop music charts, can we give them a bit of an edge? I think so."

And on the new boyband, Louis commented: "They're different, there's something for everybody.

"I need to pick the right songs, they need to listen and we need to get the production right. They need to be likeable."

He added: "I think they're the next big pop act, I don't want to say the next One Direction it's too cliche."

The X Factor continues Saturday and Sunday on ITV with the live shows starting next weekend.

Browse pictures of tonight's judges' houses results here...

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