XfactorlogoThe X Factor NZ is heading to Christchurch, Greymouth and Palmerston North this week as Grand Finalists Whenua Patuwai, Jackie Thomas and Benny Tipene each visits their hometown for some last minute support and inspiration.

Starting in Christchurch on Tuesday, The X Factor NZ Top 3 are looking forward to catching up with family and friends, and performing for local fans ahead of their biggest challenge to date – this weekend’s Grand Finals.

They’ll each be accompanied by their mentor, and host Dominic Bowden – and The X Factor NZ television crews will be on hand, capturing each of our talented finalists on their own patch, and filming their hometown support for this weekend’s episodes.

The X Factor NZ – Hometown Visits

Tuesday 16 July – Christchurch
Meet Whenua Patuwai and mentor Ruby Frost
2pm at Westfield Riccarton, Christchurch

Wednesday 17 July – Greymouth
Meet Jackie Thomas and mentor Daniel Bedingfield
1pm-2pm at Regent Theatre, 6 Mackay St, Greymouth

Thursday 18 July – Palmerston North
Meet Benny Tipene and mentor Ruby Frost
1pm-2pm at The Stomach, 84 Lombard St, Palmerston North

Grand Finals weekend starts at 7pm, Sunday 21 July, with Whenua, Jackie and Benny performing to become the first winner of The X Factor NZ. The results of the public vote will be announced, and the winner crowned LIVE in the final Results Show which starts at 7.30pm, Monday 22 July.

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  • Harrison

    Does anyone know if the rest/some of the top 13 will return for any of the grand final episodes?

  • pea.brain

    ok throng you seriously need to start working on your story titles lol coz all 3 going home to me means that only 1 contestant remains for the finals

  • geoff49

    Wow it’ll be the biggest thing to happen in Palmy since they got electricity!