X Factor 2013: Gary Barlow wasn’t sure but Nicholas McDonald impressed the rest with ‘You Raise Me Up’ (VIDEO)

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Nicholas McDonald, a 16 year old student from Motherwell wowed the X Factor judges with his rendition of ‘You Raise Me Up’ by Westlife on tonight’s episode of the ITV show.

The teenager told the judges that he is desperate to succeed in the competition because he’s ‘rubbish at school.’

The panel appreciated his honesty and also his vocal talent and after the performance Nicole Scherzinger admitted:

“You have talent, it’s a raw talent but that’s what I like about you.”

Gary Barlow enjoyed it too but didn’t think the time was right for Nicholas and added:

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“I am going to be really honest here. In a year’s time I think you could probably be a finalist, so for now I am going to say no.”

Louis Walsh disagreed though and said:

“I think you have something, I am going to say yes.”

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Despite Gary’s doubts, Nicholas won three yeses and a place in the arena rounds. Did you enjoy his performance tonight? Do you agree with Gary? Leave your comments below….

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