Louis Walsh backing Westlife's Shane Filan for successful solo career
Irish music mogul Louis Walsh has revealed that he is supporting Westlife's Shane Filan and thinks he has the potential to launch a very successful career as a solo artist.
The X Factor panelist told The Mirror newspaper that he will take on and manage Filan in the hope that he will continue making music and craft a lucrative new chapter in his performing life:
"I'm going to manage Shane Filan. He's going for the Michael Buble market. They're all good but I can only manage one. I love Shane's voice. I love Mark's voice too. Shane is going to be a big artist. I will only manage someone if I believe in them. If I get someone amazing I will manage them."
Unfortunately for Walsh, only being able to manage one of the four remaining Westlife lads means that Kian, Mark and Nicky will have to seek future fame elsewhere, but he has every faith that they will be just fine:
"The other boys, Kian and Nicky, are going to do TV and different stuff and radio. They are going out on a high."
Watch Filan's sexy striptease from the group's summer concert at Thetford Forest below:
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