Paul Akister wins late place on X Factor Live Tour 2015!

Published Thursday, Jan 8 2015, 14:30 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
X Factor contestant Paul Akister will join The X Factor Live Tour concerts in Manchester despite originally missing out on a place in the lineup.

Fans were in uproar last November when talented Paul was dramatically axed from X Factor in a deadlock vote, losing out on a Top 8 place on the show and a secured place on tour.

Paul Akister is coming back for The X Factor Tour 2015 Manchester dates.


Paul will perform on X Factor's tour dates in Manchester.

But now, X Factor bosses have confirmed that Paul will perform at the tour's Manchester live dates so his hometown fans can cheer him on.


A delighted Paul said: "I'm so excited to be part of The X Factor Live Tour. Performing in my hometown arena is a dream come true and I cannot wait to see everyone again".

He had previously told us: "I think they know how much I want it and how much support I actually do have."

And Paul has Mel B to thank for it!

Paul Akister is sent home after the judges vote on 'The X Factor - The Results', Shown on ITV1 HD - 9 November 2014.

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Paul with mentor Mel after his shock exit.

Mel stepped in and said Paul should be allowed to perform in Manchester and, after getting the backing of the other judges, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh, Paul was offered a place!

Reveal readers will no doubt be thrilled as a massive 91% of you told us you thought Paul deserved a place on tour!

Paul will perform in Manchester on Friday, 21 February and the matinee on Saturday, 2 February.

The X Factor Live Tour begins 13 February in Belfast and will take in stops in Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Van driver Ben Haenow won the 11th series of X Factor over bookies' favourite Fleur East in December.

His debut single 'Something I Need', a cover version of the OneRepublic song, made Christmas number one. He's now signed to Syco Records and working on his debut album.

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