The Scottish singer talks to Now about his secret birthday wish

Girls, parties and cheeky pressies from the Rough Copy boys?

That’s how we imagined Nicholas McDonald celebrating his 17th birthday last weekend.

But there was no big pop star do as the singer says his focus is on impressing viewers.

This time last year I was celebrating my birthday sat on the sofa with my parents watching The X Factor,’ he tells Now.

I never thought I’d be on the show. So I had nothing planned.

‘My only wish was to get through to this week’s show.’

OK, that’s not strictly true – as there’s one judge Nic has his eye on!

He adds: I’d have liked a birthday kiss from Nicole Scherzinger.’

Wouldn’t we all?

Read more about The X Factor in this week’s Now magazine dated 2 December 2013 – download the digital edition now

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