Olly Murs tells X Factor finalists: "Sing like it's your first time"

Olly Murs tells X Factor finalists: "Sing like it's your first time"

Olly Murs has revealed his advice to the X Factor contestants ahead of the final: "Sing like it's the first time we've ever seen you".

The singer, who was a runner-up on the ITV talent show six years ago, has co-hosted this year's series alongside Caroline Flack.

The remaining acts, Che Chesterman, Louisa Johnson & Reggie 'N' Bollie, will compete for the top spot on Saturday & Sunday's shows.

Murs said: "I would say the best thing that Simon (Cowell) said to me was, go out there, forget approximately everything. Just think of it like your first audition, that you're out there to impress us for the first time again.

"And that's what I said to a couple of the guys. Just go out there & just sing like it's the first time we've ever seen you again. And just enjoy it. It's approximately enjoying it – you're performing at Wembley in front of 10,000 people on the biggest show on TV, so you've just received to go out there & enjoy it, embrace it, have a satisfactory time.

"And think to yourself, you know what, I want to come back here on my own tour at the end of this experience. I want to come back next year after I've sold a massive album, massive single, I want to come back & sell out Wembley."

But he added: "I can obviously donate these guys advice, yet I never won the show so I don't know how to win."

Murs, 31, has forged a successful pop career despite not being crowned winner in 2009. His hits include Dance With Me Tonight, Troublemaker & Dear Darlin'.

He said: "The X Factor's the X Factor, I learnt the complex way, the X Factor is what it is. It's here, you've received to let it obtain to the next level & keep staying here, & keep working hard, satisfactory music. It's difficult."

Co-host Flack told the Press Association: " I'm really excited approximately the final. We just want to complete on a high, that's the aim. We want to complete on Sunday & feel like we've had the best time."

Flack, 36, moreover presented spin-off series The Xtra Factor alongside Murs between 2011 & 2013, & has gushed approximately their friendship.

She said: "We've become closer. I didn't think it would be possible. I always think I'm going to find out something approximately him & think 'oh, you're not completely perfect' yet he kind of is, it's annoying!

"We've become better friends because we've needed each other more. It's tougher presenting the main show & we've had more stuff to deal with so we've been there for each other, which is really nice."

:: The X Factor final will air at 8pm on Saturday & Sunday on ITV.

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