Published Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Gary Barlow and his Groups. (© Ken McKay)
The Groups mentor made the tough decision at Judges' Houses to name Kingsland, Miss Dynamix and Rough Copy as his final three acts to go forward to the live shows.
Asked whether or not he had got a winning act on his hands, he replied: "I really hope so. What I know is that I have got three amazing groups that are very different but they are a great bunch of really nice, talented young people.
The Take That singer added that mentoring the Groups is his area of expertise due to his years in one of the world's most successful groups.
"I'm used to dealing with a team of people and thinking like a team," he said. "That is what I want to try and get across to these guys - the route of all of this is the friendship.
"And from that comes your performance, the tightness of the band and the talent."
Barlow also defended his decision to put Rough Copy singer Kazeem back into the group, despite the fact that he was not able to take part in the Judges' Houses stage of the competition in New York due to visa issues.
H explained: "It wasn't easy because at this point I have got to respect all the other acts in the competition...when the guys got through to Bootcamp they were a three and then all of a sudden they are a two.
"And so while we were in New York doing the Judges' Houses I had to judge them as a two-piece group, I couldn't be in the back of my mind thinking "I know they are better as a three, so I am going to put them forward".
"They earned their place as a two.
"So for me, I had the right then to put him back in the group because they had done it as a two."
The X Factor live shows begin on UTV this Saturday and Sunday from 8pm.
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