Fleur East on X Factor's Max Stone: "He's a dark horse"

Published Friday, Nov 6 2015, 15:25 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Last year's X Factor runner-up Fleur East has given her thoughts on this year's contestants.

Having been in their very shoes, Fleur knows exactly how the acts are feeling, and she has a few predictions about who could go far.

Max Stone performing 'Someone Like You' on the first of the live shows of 'The X Factor'. Broadcast on ITV1 HD.
31 October 2015.

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Fleur said Max is a "dark horse".

Louisa Johnson performing 'God Only Knows' on the first of the live shows of 'The X Factor'. Broadcast on ITV1 HD.
31 October 2015.

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Fleur said Louisa has got "a lot of potential".

In a new interview with X Factor, Fleur said of Simon Cowell's Overs category: "Anton is one of the strongest vocalists in the whole competition, and Max, he's the dark horse. At Judges' Houses, he just came out of no where I think, kind of similar to my journey. I think we should keep our eye on Max, he could do something."

Fleur was mentored by Simon last year where she came in second place, losing out to winner Ben Haenow.

Having experienced being a finalist, Fleur said one singer is particularly impressive - Louisa Johnson. "Louisa seems the most relaxed and comfortable on the stage, I think she's got a lot of potential to go very far. I can't believe she's 17. At 17 I would never be able to do what she's doing right now.

Fleur East performs 'Uptown Funk' during X Factor semi-finals - 6/12/2014.

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Fleur on The X Factor last year.

"But I love Reggie 'N' Bollie. I'm supporting them as they are both from Ghana, where my mums from, so I have a place in my heart for them. They are so much fun."

So, has Fleur got any advice for the contestants left in the competition? "I would say the main thing is to stay focused on what you're there to do, enjoy the process and just have fun. Don't get wrapped up in the competition or what the odds are or who the favourite is, as all of that changes and it's irrelevant. Just stay focused on what you're there to do."

Fleur will perform her brand new single 'Sax' on The X Factor this weekend, which is taken from her debut album, Love, Sax And Flashbacks, due for release on 4 December.

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