Brian Friedman hints at lack of stack quality on The X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 November 2014
Brian and Cheryl

Brian Friedman and 'X Factor' judge Cheryl Cole

Brian Friedman - who is creative director on 'The X Factor' - has hinted that he thinks there aren't enough contestants with star quality on the current series of the talent show

Brian Friedman has hinted at a lack of star quality on 'The X Factor'.

The 37-year-old choreographer has been reminiscing about the 2010 series of the ITV talent show - which was won by Matt Cardle - and suggested that while he's having a lot of fun as creative director this year, there aren't as many stand out contestants.

He said: "There is different reasons I like different seasons. I think because this one has been so fun from the beginning to now - it is one of my favourites.

"But the year we had Katie Waissel, Rebecca Ferguson, One Direction and Cher Lloyd, I felt like we had stars across the board.

"Everyone was incredible and could have won it."

However, one wannabe popstar from the current series that is standing out for him is 26-year-old Fleur East.

Brian told MailOnline: "Fleur is a stand out star. She is at that level and I could see her making it in America."

And he also thinks the rest of Simon Cowell's over-25s category will do well in the remaining weeks of the competition.

He added: "I think he [Simon] has a good chance of winning with someone like Ben Haenow.

"He could definitely make the final. Andrea [Faustini] is a shoe-in for the final and Fleur. If I could call my top four it would be Fleur, Ben, Andrea and Only The Young."

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