X FACTOR star Amelia Lily was back in the spotlight as she took centre stage at the Sunderland Empire.
The theatre’s festive offering, Legally Blonde the Musical, is already playing to standing ovations and rave reviews.
Now it has been given the X Factor seal of approval when North East star Amelia popped in to see the show.
The 17-year-old singer, from Middlesbrough, who finished third in the eighth UK series of the hit ITV1 show, is enjoying a well-earned break from the hectic X Factor schedule.
She took her family along to the Empire to meet the cast of the show.