This one will go far.
I periodically keep up with some of the British talent shows though not regularly. This boy has it all, talent, looks and personality. What I found fascinating is his selection of music is marvelously atypical for someone his age. Two years earlier he had tried to win the same competition only to lose out, and his choice of music back then was lovely as well.
My prediction is that we will hear a lot of this boy over the coming years. He still has a ways to go, but he is maturing as a singer and he has lots of potential. His willingness to keep at tells me he is going to make it. Liam Payne has a future. Here he is from two years ago.