Teesside singer-songwriter Abi Alton will be performing at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena this evening.
Abi Alton has told ITV News Tyne Tees she was "amazed" by the level of support she received from the region.
Abi Alton, from Guisborough in North Yorkshire, has praised her X Factor mentor Nicole Scherzinger. "Nicole's great, she really cares about us and wants us to do well", she told ITV News Tyne Tees. "I'll definitely keep in touch with Nicole", she added.
Abi Alton, who was evicted from The X Factor last Sunday, has thanked the people of the North East for supporting her. "I wasn't surprised by it but I was amazed and very humbled by it", she told ITV News Tyne Tees.
Abi Alton has told ITV News Tyne Tees that she feels priviledged to have had the support of the North East during her time on The X Factor. More to follow.
Abi Alton, from Guisborough in North Yorkshire, has spoken out after her eviction from The X Factor.
Speaking on ITV's Daybreak this morning, she said the experience had been "difficult".
"I learnt loads of stuff and met so many interesting people", she added. Looking ahead, she said the contest was "anyone's game".
And, as one door closes another one opens. Thankyou for supporting me on this incredible journey xxx
Former X Factor contestant Abi Alton, from Guisborough, thanks her fans for all their support.
Abi Alton, from Guisborough, was taken to hospital after The X Factor on Sunday October 21. Her fans have taken to Twitter to show her they are supporting her.
A friend of Abi Alton has tweeted a message from the Alton family. In it, Abi's parents, Paul and Sharon, thank fans for voting for their daughter and showing concern when she was taken to hospital.
The message reads:
"Thank you all for your kind words and support, it means so much to us. Abi was a superstar as always...thank you all so much for voting. Thanks also for your concerns about Abi and her trip to hospital - thankfully she is well, no damage done - hey the kid from Teesside and made of strong stuff!!"