With the thrilling X Factor final just days away, contestants Cher Lloyd and Matt Cardle have put on a show for fans back in their hometowns.
After a difficult week, Cher Lloyd put on a brave face for fans as she did what she does best and took to the stage. Putting on a fantastic show for her hometown in Malvern, Cher was joined on stage by mentor Cheryl Cole who gave a big shout out to the up-and-coming star.
Speaking at the show, Cher told press: 'I was really worried about my gig coz I didn’t know if anyone would want to turn up, I thought it might just be my Nan in the corner!'
Meanwhile in Essex, Matt Cardle and his mentor Dannii Minogue hit Colchester to perform a special concert for his local supporters. In true Matt style he was mobbed by screaming (female) fans and with Dannii by his side looked every inch a pop-sensation.
Treating fans to his X Factor hits Nights In White Satin, Hit Me Baby and You've Got The Love, Matt was in his element on stage.
'Homecoming was absolutely amazing the crowd was just insane! There were so many people there and I just wanna thank everyone who came and everyone who helped set it up.'
We can't wait 'til this weekend's FINAL to find out who'll be crowned X Factor winner!
By Tara Gardner