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Eoghan Quigg greets pupils and teachers at his school, St Patrick’s High School in Dungiven

Eoghan Quigg greets pupils and teachers at his school, St Patrick’s High School in Dungiven

Eoghan Quigg arriving in Derry via helicopter

Eoghan Quigg arriving in Derry via helicopter

Eoghan later  made his way to Derry city centre where the Guildhall Square was transformed into a makeshift stage so he could perform for 5,000 fans before returning to the 'X Factor' house

Eoghan later made his way to Derry city centre where the Guildhall Square was transformed into a makeshift stage so he could perform for 5,000 fans before returning to the 'X Factor' house

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Eoghan Quigg greets pupils and teachers at his school, St Patrick’s High School in Dungiven

'THE X FACTOR' finalist Eoghan Quigg is already living the jet set life of a pop star, days before the final of the competition which could deliver him a dream record deal.

Last night, he gave the performance of his life before a crowd of 5,000 in his native Derry, after being helicoptered in.

Fans braved rain and cold for almost three hours before Eoghan arrived on stage at Guildhall Square and belted out 'Imagine'.

Earlier yesterday, the 16-year-old touched base with fellow pupils at St Patrick's High School in Dungiven, performing on the school stage with renditions of the John Lennon classic and 'One More Try'.

Despite the early morning start, he showed no signs of nerves as he chatted about the impending final this Saturday night.

"I've never been on a helicopter before, it's really cool," he said. "I'm not nervous about the final. I'm just looking forward to it. I'm going to work really hard this week to make sure I give the best performance ever this weekend."

Later in Derry city centre a major operation was put together to turn Guildhall Square into a live concert venue. An estimated 5,000 fans brandishing 'Eoghan to Win' placards gathered inside the square.

And back on the stage it was another wink and a wave from the man of the moment before he was whisked back to 'The X Factor' house, where preparations are set to intensify for the final.

But Eoghan promised: "No matter what happens, I'm going to stay the same person. Nothing's going to change that."

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