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X Factor 2013: Sam Bailey, Nicholas McDonald And Luke Friend: Who Should Be Crowned The Winner?

9 December 2013

After months of auditions and countless number of performances under the watchful eyes of Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Gary Barlow, the grand finale of the X Factor 2013 is less than a week away.

As the weeks have gone on, the number of finalists have been decreasing from the likes of Shelley Smith, Abi Alton, Miss Dynamix, Lorna Simpson all being told their X Factor journey had come to an end.

But through all of that, three remain: Nicholas McDonald, Sam Bailey and Luke Friend. But do you want to see be crowned the winner of the X Factor 2013?

Sam Bailey:

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Could Sam win? (ITV Pictures)

As soon as she stepped into the auditions room right at the beginning of the competition, Sam Bailey wowed with her powerful voice. It came as no surprise when Sam sailed through the various rounds that led her to the live finals where she has continued to dazzle the judges and the audiences with her performances. However, Sam recently admitted that the X Factor has had a negative impact on her sex life. Talking to the Daily Star, the talented hopeful said: "The X Factor has killed my sex life but hopefully that’s just until the end of the show. Every time I’ve been home during the competition I’ve slept with my husband, kids and a dog all in the same bed. To me that’s perfect. I don’t need to be at it like a rabbit to be happy. We haven’t had sex since I got to the live shows.”

Luke Friend:

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Or what about Luke? (ITV Pictures)

It's fair to say that we were more interested in Luke's unwashed hair (at the time) when he walked into the audition room and performed in front of the judges. His unique voice also raised a smile with the judges and it wasn't long before Louis Walsh was telling him at the end of the judges' houses round that he had made it through to the live shows. However, it was almost all over for him on Sunday night when he went up against Rough Copy in the semi final sing-off.

Nicholas McDonald:

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Nicholas is also a finalist (ITV Pictures)

Just like Sam, Nicholas' voice has shone throughout the competition with the teen hitting note after note. The talented singer is also not afraid of showing his emotion as he explained on the Xtra Factor on Saturday night following his performance of Beyonce's Halo. He said: "I just think it was because I never ever thought I'd get this far in the show, and I just looked up, I [saw] my mum and dad crying. I wasn't nervous. It was just, I get lost in the moment.

"When I walked off, I thought, 'I think now that I'm going home because of that one performance'."

So there you have it. With the X Factor 2013 grand finale taking place this weekend, who will be crowned winner? Vote now!

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