PICTURES! X Factor 2014 live tour starts in Belfast

The X Factor 2014 live tour kicked off in Belfast this weekend, with eight of last year's finalists performing for a packed out arena.

Around 12,000 X Factor fans were in the City for the opening night, as Tamera Foster opened the show with a huge Rihanna hit.

Luke Friend impressed fans with tracks including Play That Funky Music and One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful while Hannah Barrett impressed with her save me song from the show, Read All About It.

Sam Callahan and Rough Copy had the girls screaming as they played track after track in the near three hour long show, while runner up Nicholas McDonald proved popular with the mums in the audience.

But it was XFactor champ Sam Bailey who most were hoping to see, and she didn't disappoint with a headlining 20 minute set which included a cover of And I'm Telling You with notes that seemed to go on forever.

All eight of the stars ended the show on stage with a huge group performance of Lifted before a quick night's sleep ahead of the second show.

> X Factor 2013 live tour set list (SPOILERS!)

Browse pictures of the X Factor 2014 live tour below...

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