AN X-Factor finalist will switch on the Christmas lights at The Ridings shopping centre today. (Saturday)
Former chimney sweep turned pop star, Kye Sones, may have been booted off the ITV 1 show, but he has promised to bring his singing skills to the event.
Kye, who was mentored by Take That singer Gary Barlow, lost out to fellow contestant Rylan Clark when the judges were forced into deadlock on the show earlier this month.
The 30-year-old will flip the switch at 3.15pm before performing a number of tracks, including The Script’s Break Even.
And he will also be staying around to meet shoppers.
The Ridings marketing manager Vicky Clapham said: “He’s an amazing performer and was really popular on the programme. We’re sure he’ll entertain the crowds and put on a great show.”
The festive fun will start at 11am when Santa and his helpers will tour the malls meeting children.
There will also be special performances from school groups and the Wakefield Wildcat Dolls. And people can also meet the stars from Theatre Royal Wakefield’s pantomime, Cinderella.
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