The X Factor mentor took her only hope of winning the show back to his home town of South Shields, where he performed for his loyal supporters at the legendary Sage venue.
The bookies favourite of winning the show stopped off at his old school, took a trip home to see his family and then performed at the Sage on Gateshead Quayside, and Cheryl with an X Factor Film Crew came along for the ride.
Cheryl Cole beamed as she introduced her act, where he then sung Journey’s power ballad, Dont Stop Believin, which he performed on The X Factor a few weeks ago. The crowd sang every word along with him. One fan named Ashleigh said: “Joe was amazing and has a unreal voice and Cheryl was gorgeous as usual .. JOE TO WIN xx”
Excerpts of his homecoming gig will be shown on Saturdays Live X Factor Final. Cheryl and Joe will be touring the country this week in an attempt to drum up as much support as possible, with the aim of hopefully getting more votes on Saturday for Joe.
It has been confirmed that Joe McElderry will be performing a duet with George Michael, while Stacey Soloman will be joined by Michael Buble and Olly Murs will team up with Robbie Williams.
Joe McElderry Homecoming Gig at The Sage
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