The X Factor 2012 live tour continued in Liverpool last night, and locals Marcus Collins and Craig Colton couldn't have been more pleased with the reception.
Performing to huge crowds of nearly 20,000, the boys received huge cheers from their hometown as they belted out seven songs between them.
“The X Factor has been an incredible platform and experience for me," runner up Marcus told the
He continued: “I can’t believe we had three Merseyside boys in the finals last year. Liverpool is such a musical city. Let’s try and top that this year and see some more amazing talent from Merseyside.
“We can’t wait to get on the stage to perform in Liverpool in front of people that have voted for us. We know how important it is to have strong regional support and we really appreciate it.
"I’m just so excited to be a part of the tour. I normally think of huge superstars performing in arena tours. And now I’m going to be on one of the biggest arena tours in the UK – who would have thought it?”
And just as last year's X Factor cohort leave the city, auditions for X Factor 2012 prepare to kick off on the same stage. Try outs begin for the new series in Liverpool at the weekend.
Browse pictures of The X Factor 2012 live tour below...