X Factor star Nicky McDonald wowed hundreds of fans as he headlined Motherwell Shopping Centre’s Good Friday Fun Day.
Nicky praised the fans who defied heavy showers to cheer him on.
He said: “I can’t thank everyone enough for coming out to support me and the other acts.
“I also want to thank everyone who voted and made the X Factor such an incredible experience for me.
“And it’s still going on. I am off to Los Angeles shortly for a recording session, and I hope you will like the results when they are released”.
Nicky appeared along with fellow Scottish X Factor stars Emily Middlemas and Red (Nicole Simpson), family entertainers the McDougalls.
As he left the stage Nicholas took time to chat to fans some of whom arrived in at 6am to be sure of a front row spot for the show.
Then came the highlight of the day for the lucky Times & Speaker readers, Angie Skeoch, Darci O’Neill, Vicky Wilson, Lea McTavish and Holly Emerson, who won our exclusive competition to meet and chat to their hero.
Vicky said: “It was magic meeting Nicholas who was really lovely.
“He posed for pictures with me and my mum, and spent ages doing selfies and spending time chatting to all the winners.”
The fun day kicked off with the Easter Bunny handing out chocolate goodies, while almost 100 youngsters enjoyed free face painting.