Lauren Platt, Stevi Ritchie arrive for more X Factor Tour rehearsals

Published Thursday, Jan 29 2015, 13:58 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Lauren Platt and Stevi Ritchie looked in high spirits this morning as they arrived for another day of 'X Factor Live Tour' rehearsals.

The former finalists were snapped outside the London rehearsal studio on Thursday morning (29 January) as they get in some last minute practice before the nationwide tour begins next month.

Lauren Platt and Stevi Richie arrive at the X Factor tour rehearsals, 2015


Lauren Platt and Stevi Richie arrive at the X Factor tour rehearsals, 2015


Last week, teenager Lauren revealed she was concentrating all her energy on the tour and perfecting her performances as you never knew which industry insiders could be in the audience.

She's revealed she won't be returning to school as she wants to pursue her singing dreams and she knows how important every tour performance is.

"My main priority is the tour as you never know who is watching," she said. "There could be so many important eyes on you, so that's the main priority, but after the tour, it will be, hopefully, getting a record deal."

"I won't be going back to school," she told Metro. "I wouldn't have done X Factor if I didn't want to win, but I don't think winning is everything. You don't need to win to have a career. I made it to the semi-finals and if I work hard it's going to be okay."

X Factor's series eleven finalists will hit the stage once more when their live tour begins at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Friday, 13 February and continue across the UK and Ireland.

Lauren Platt and Stevi Richie arrive at the X Factor tour rehearsals, 2015


Lauren and Stevi will be joined by fellow finalists Andrea Faustini, Fleur East, Jay James, Stereo Kicks, Only The Young and X Factor winner Ben Haenow.

On the Manchester dates, audiences will also get to watch Paul Akister performing. He narrowly missed out on a place on tour when he was asked just before the Top 8 on X Factor, but bosses offered him the chance to perform in his hometown after mentor Mel B urged them to make an exception.

He 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".

It was good news for Reveal readers as 91% of you told us Paul should be on tour after wowing audiences with his vocals on the show.

As well as Belfast and Manchester, the finalists will visit Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.

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