Champions Little Mix and runner-up Marcus Collins topped the bill, but Kitty Brucknell and Johnny Robinson also provided typically outlandish showcases for fans.
Boyband The Risk, ex-biscuit factory worker Craig Colton, finalist Amelia Lily and flame-haired diva Janet Devlin also took to the stage.
Misha B picked up some of the biggest cheers of the night with her hometown performance, covering 'Proud Mary', 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', 'Rolling in the Deep' and 'Who You Are' at the MEN.
The X Factor tour continues in Liverpool tonight (February 27), before heading to London, Nottingham, Belfast, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham and Brighton.
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