Here’s the official YouTube video of X Factor 2013 contestant Luke Friend singing One Directions ‘What Makes You Beautiful’. Luke performed this unique cover version of the 1D hit as part of the X Factor UK’s 10th anniversary celebrations:
Sharon Osbourne: “Luke, I know I said this to you weeks ago, but for me you are the dark horse is this race, you really are. Your coming into your own right now. That was great, that really was great. Everything you do, you have that little naughty edge to it, that’s why I love you. But really you are the dark horse in this race, I know your gonna be in that final”.
Gary Barlow: “It’s a funny one Luke coz I think being in the bottom two for you last weekend could have been the best thing that’s ever happened to you and actually for me it was the highlight of last weekend. Seeing how much passion, how you hit that performance was great. You know your so individual, you’ve got a lane of your own. At this point we should be seeing album tracks every week, what the artist is gonna be and where their going to, and for me you’ve got a complete lane of your own. That was a great performance”.
Nicole Scherzinger: “Luke you came back so brave this week after being in the bottom two last week. For me your just like, i love that you take that risk, honestly I barley recognized the song and the changes and everything you did to it really paid off because I loved it”.
Louis Walsh: “Luke you did take a risk and you did pick a great song, and it certainly paid off. I hope the One Direction fans like it. This kid was a busker in Devon like a few months ago. You’ve come so far and I do hope like Sharron says, you do make the final because you deserve to be there because you stand out from the crowd”.