X Factor tour 2015 review and recap - all you need to know!

X Factor tour 2015 line up, songs and more!

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Here's a moment by moment account - and sort of review - of The X Factor 2015 live tour.

This year's live show kicked off in Belfast last night as the top eight finalists from last year' series hit the stage.

Fleur East was the opener for the live show, starting with a typical over the top VT on how she "transformed" The X Factor.

A thumping cover of Can't Hold Us began which warmed up the crowd ahead of Lauren Platt's debut.

She started with Happy before - perhaps proving she's not quite ready for pop stardom just yet - declaring she was out of breath.

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Fortunately with the only slightly upbeat track in her repitore out of the way, Lauren went straight into How Will I Know.

Jay James was next out sining Changing before the biggest cheers so far for Stevi Ritchie and his outlandish cover of Livin' La Vida Loca, complete with a troupe of bright pink backing dancers.

Andrea Faustini also proved a crowd favourite, starting his set with And I'm Telling You. There were no golden faces or horns in sight as the Italian stuck to what he's amaIng at and belted out the Jennifer Hudson hit with his trademark faultless vocals

Only The Young got the pace going again after with their first song of the night, I Wanna Be Like You, before fellow group Stereo Kicks were welcomed on stage to high pitch screams before singing their Let It Be / Hey Jude mash up.

Fleur then returned for a double performance going from All About hat Bass straight into Bang Bang, with fierce dance routines to match.

Andrea was back next for another diva ballad, this time singing a Whitney Houston classic.

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Fleur was out again straight away, this time leading the first group number of the night as she and the other finalists - minus Winner Ben - got together for a cover of Taylor Swift's Shake It Off.

A 25 minute interval was broken by the appearance of Stevi hanging in mid air dressed as Freddie Mercury, obviously. His cover of Bohemian Rhapsody was another crowd pleaser, moving through the audience from the main stage to be B-stage.

After that Fleur appeared once more on the main stage, singing Thriller before the action quickly jumped back to the back stage for Lauren's Let It Go, a sing-a-long performance with lyrics on screen.

Andrea ten hit the main stage with yt more powerful vocals before Only The Young returned with another upbeat number in the form of Blame It On The Boogie.

Stereo Kicks performed Everybody next while Jay James took to the B-stage with Skyfall, dressed in a black tux it seemed to leave many ladies in the audience swooning.

Stevi continued with his audience favourites as Footloose got the crowd on their feat after which Fleur performed her first and only slow song of the night, singing Alicia Keys' If I Ain't Got You on the B-Stage.

Only The Young were standouts for us as they returned for their Jailhouse Rock / Twist and Shout mash up - and a cheeky Twitter promo - before Lauren's final song of the night, Don't You Worry.

Stereo Kicks's Run had the audience singing along while Andrea Faustin stayed professional as a FIGHT broke out in one section of the crowd during his performance of Earth Song.

As the finalists' section drew to a close, a VT of bad auditions played on screens just before Fleur hit the stage for her last song of the evening, Uptown Funk. We all knew it was coming!

Winner Ben Haenow then took centre stage, accompanied by plenty of fire and pyrotechnics, for his six-song headlining set, starting with Come Together.

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An acoustic guitar performance of Thinking Out Followed (What will Simon think?!) before Highway To Hell, Jealous Guy and Demons, with Ben making his way back and forth to the B-Stage through the audience.

Ben closed with his winner's song Something I Need which seems to have become a lot more catchier since we last heard it, and indeed the whole arena seemed to be singing along despite many being there for other acts.

An encore performance from all eight acts singing Never Forget then concluded the evening.

Overall X Factor fans will be sure to love this show with a fully packed, fast paced concert that delighted us.

Highlights were Ben, Fleur and Only The Young as Stevi Rithie proved a real guilty pleasure, but we're sorry to say Jay James provided the best times to nip to the toilet.

Assuming the 25-minute interval wasn't long enough for you, of course.

What did you make of the tour? Give us your reviews in the comments below!

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