X Factor 2012: Louis Walsh compares Union J to JLS – George Shelley is VERY nervous!

Louis Walsh has revealed that he hasn’t worked with a band as committed to their career as Union J, since he mentored JLS on the X Factor.

The Irish star started with three groups on this year’s series of the ITV show, but now proceeds with just the boyband, who he hopes to push as far as next month’s final.

The lads had been tipped for elimination on Sunday night but sailed through to this weekend’s quarter final without even having to perform in the singoff.

Louis thinks a lot of this was to do with how hard they are working behind the scenes and speaking on The Xtra Factor he insisted:

“Union J have worked really hard and I have never worked with an act since JLS that have worked so hard in the competition.”

He added:

“They work hard, they do everything right and I suppose District 3 were probably taking some votes as well.”

The lads have double the workload this week, as they will be taking on two songs on Saturday’s Abba / Motown themed show.

They seem a bit nervous about the prospect and George Shelley tweeted last night saying:

“Rehearsals are going SOOO smoothly today! :) Really nervous about singing two songs this weekend though… Who’s excited? George X”

On top of the extra song, Union J also have to deal with the fact that Ella Henderson, their closest pal on the show has left the series.

Jaymi Hensley’s mum admitted that all the lads are feeling sad about her elimination and told Dunstable Today:

“The boys were devastated to see Ella go home as they have become so close, she is like their little sister.”

She added:

“They are happy they’ve come this far though and they deserve to be there. Jaymi’s voice is sensational.”

Do you think Union J can make the X Factor final this year? Leave your comments below….

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10 Responses to “X Factor 2012: Louis Walsh compares Union J to JLS – George Shelley is VERY nervous!”

  1. The Hoodster says:

    Didn’t louie walsh compare district 3 to jls aswell?? I dont think the man knows wot he’s on about!!! He uses the same lines all the time which sort of makes his comments mean nothing and are pointless really!!!

  2. Rach says:

    I think Union K can win – I mean, they’ve got it! Great looks, HUGE fan base and amazing vocals to match. I agree with Gary saying that Union J have and always had the edge to District3. I wish Tulisa would have gotten the groups this year because she knows a tad more than Louis in current music. I think they are more like One Direction though.

    • X Factor Viewer says:

      With Ella gone, it will be a travesty if the final isn’t James, Jahmene, and Union J. Union J are the most marketable “pop” act left!

  3. sarah says:

    yea they can win!<3

  4. tony says:

    why’s louis goin comparing union j to jls for?
    jls are better than them in vocals anad looks and will be together in a band…they were together a year before they went on the x factor but union j lost two band members and gained one who wanted to be a solo singer and failed…no hate

    • Union J FAN says:

      Union J never lost 2 band members… Jaymi, George and Josh originally auitioned as Triple J and didn’t make it to Judges house, and then Louis gave them the opportunity to add George to the group and give them the chance to go to the judges house. And George even admitted that he auditioned for the X Factor hoping that he would get put into a band.

    • Elizabeth says:

      “wanted to be a solo singer and failed” — that’s inappropriate. That suggests one needs LESS talent to be in a group than to be a solo singer. This is false. The difference between the talent one requires to be a solo singer and the talent one requires to be in a group is qualitative, not quantitative.

      In other words, telling somebody “we can’t put you through as a solo singer, but we’ll put you in a band” is like saying “you can’t be a golfer, but you can be a swimmer.” They are different skill-sets.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    “wanted to be a solo singer and failed” — that’s inappropriate. That suggests one needs LESS talent to be in a group than to be a solo singer. This is false. The difference between the talent one requires to be a solo singer and the talent one requires to be in a group is qualitative, not quantitative.

    In other words, telling somebody “we can’t put you through as a solo singer, but we’ll put you in a band” is like saying “you can’t be a golfer, but you can be a swimmer.” They are different skill-sets.

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