X Factor 2015 tour: Paul Akister joins line up for shows in Manchester

Paul Akister

Paul Akister joined the X Factor 2015 tour line up for tonight's show in Manchester.

The singer had originally just missed out on a spot on the bill after being eliminated ninth in the live finals last week.

But after a good word from mentor Mel B, Paul was added to the arena shows for the dates in his hometown of Manchester which began this evening.

Paul joined Andrea Faustini, Lauren Platt, Only The Young, Stereo Kicks, Jay James, Fleur East, Ben Haenow and Stevi Ritchie on stage at the MEN Arena for the first of three shows.

He tweeted ahead of his performances: "So who's going to Manchester this weekend for the x factor tour!!!!!! Can't wait to sing for you all!!"

Paul added: "Today is the day I get to do the thing I have always wanted to do ...to play the M.E.N arena !!!! Say what!!!!!!! "

Paul performed Clown by Emeli Sande and Ella Henderson's Ghost as he took center stage this evening, singing to an audience of thousands.

Paul will stick with the tour's two shows tomorrow (Saturday) before the rest of the group move on to Nottingham on Sunday.

> X Factor 2015 tour set list and songs!

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Browse pictures from the opening night of the X Factor tour in Belfast earlier this month below...

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