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15/12/2013 00:11 GMT | Updated 15/12/2013 09:41 GMT

'X Factor': Luke Friend Out As Sam Bailey And Nicholas McDonald Through To Sunday's Final

Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald will battle it out to be crowned this year's X Factor winner after Luke Friend crashed out of the singing contest.

The dreadlock-haired teenager received the fewest votes from the public as the three finalists performed in front of 10,000 people at Wembley Arena on Saturday night.

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Luke Friend crashed out of the 'X Factor' final

After the result, Friend told presenter Dermot O'Leary: "It was absolutely mental. I know everyone thought I was the underdog sometimes... but I got here and this is absolutely amazing."

Louis Walsh, Friend's mentor on the show, said the 17-year-old from Devon had "something unique".

"He's going to have an amazing career, watch this space," the 'X Factor' judge said.

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Sam Bailey performed with judge Nicole Scherzinger

Former prison warden Sam, from the over 25s category, and 17-year-old Nicholas will perform again on Sunday night when the public will decide the winner of this year's series.

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