Axed X Factor judge Tulisa took to the stage in Birmingham in a special guest appearance last night.
The N-Dubz star took to the stage to support US R&B star Ne-Yo at the city’s LG Arena.
With her tumbling dark curls, the 24-year-old Londoner donned dark clothing showing off her arm tattoo and used a pink microphone to belt out hits such as her number one hit Young and Live It Up from her debut solo album, called The Female Boss, which reached 35 in the charts.
Ahead of last night’s gig Tulisa Tweeted: “Hello Birmingham!! Who’s coming tonight?!!” and later said “Thank you Birmingham!!!” and posted a picture of her on stage on the social networking website.
Tulisa was sacked by Simon Cowell from The X Factor judging panel last month as he tries to boost the show’s flagging ratings.
She was criticised by some for being “too distracted” with her personal life and for turning up late for a number of rehearsals. A show source said: “Simon has always liked to change things every year and Tulisa is going to pay the price for that.
“She wasn’t as committed last year as when she won with Little Mix in 2011 and someone has to exit to freshen the series up.”