X factor finalist Christopher Maloney is returning to Liverpool with his mentor Gary Barlow.

The Liverpudlian singer will give a special performance at the Empire Theatre tonight ahead of the final on Saturday night.

This year, it is being held in Manchester for the first time.

Christopher Maloney made it through to the top three on Sunday night, along with James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas, after boyband Union J missed out on a place.

The four-piece boyband warned that Maloney could damage the show's reputation if he wins.

Jamie "JJ" Hamblett said: "I don't think it would do amazingly well for the show if Chris won. But then again, it is the public vote, so they're keeping him in."