X Factor finalist Grace Davies is overwhelmed by Blackburn homecoming as mentors Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Sherzinger step out to see their acts perform

She is set to compete against her fellow X Factor finalists in the upcoming finale this weekend.

And ahead of the spectacular series close, hopeful Grace Davies visited her hometown of Blackburn on Wednesday for her homecoming where she received overwhelming support from locals, as well as mentor Sharon Osbourne.

The 20-year-old was in high spirits as she arrived at her family home, where she was pictured kissing her dear kitten, before heading out to greet her excited supporters.?

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She's home: Grace Davies visited her hometown Blackburn for the her homecoming where she received overwhelming support on her return

She's home: Grace Davies visited her hometown Blackburn for the her homecoming where she received overwhelming support on her return

Up in Glasgow, Nicole Scherzinger was also supporting her act Kevin Davy for his performance at the SEE Hydro.

He also got a strong show of support from form X Factor winner James Arthur, who was with him backstage before the gig.?

In Blackburn, chirpy youngster Grace headed to her family home before a late night performance in her home town, in front of judge Sharon.

Proud mama: Sharon Osbourne was like a proud mama when she watched Grace perform in?Blackburn

Proud mama: Sharon Osbourne was like a proud mama when she watched Grace perform in?Blackburn

She wrapped up in a grey jumper, midnight blue bottoms and pink cocoon coat,?which matched her heavily pigmented eyeshadow.

Grace was seen chatting to her thrilled family members ahead of the finale.

Moving on to the public, she warmly embraced schoolchildren as her young followers paraded posters for the budding songwriter.?

Supportive: Nicole Scherzinger was there to support her?act Kevin Davy for his performance at the SEE Hydro. in Glasgow

Supportive: Nicole Scherzinger was there to support her?act Kevin Davy for his performance at the SEE Hydro. in Glasgow

Show of support: The brunette was up on stage to announce her act

Show of support: The brunette was up on stage to announce her act

On top of the world: It is surely one of Kevin's proudest moments

On top of the world: It is surely one of Kevin's proudest moments

Grace's musical beginnings started as she was given the opportunity to perform at her local pub.

The contestant made an emotional return to her stomping ground, where she pulled pints from the end of last year to early 2017.

The pink-haired beauty remains one of the favourites to win the show, as she is up against fellow hopefuls Kevin Davy White, Rak-Su, Lloyd Macey and The Cutkelvins.?

Overwhleming: As she head out into town, the support didn't stop

Overwhleming: As she head out into town, the support didn't stop

?Reunited: The blonde was excited to be reunited with her beloved kitten

?Reunited: The blonde was excited to be reunited with her beloved kitten

Thrilled:?The 20-year-old was in high spirits as she arrived at her family home, where she was pictured kissing her dear kitten, before heading out to greet her excited supporters

Thrilled:?The 20-year-old was in high spirits as she arrived at her family home, where she was pictured kissing her dear kitten, before heading out to greet her excited supporters

?Support: Appearing as a close-knit family, Grace was pictured talking to her father and sister

?Support: Appearing as a close-knit family, Grace was pictured talking to her father and sister

Embrace:?Moving on to the public, she cuddled a group of schoolchildren as they approached her with excitement

Embrace:?Moving on to the public, she cuddled a group of schoolchildren as they approached her with excitement

Stylish:?The chirpy youngster wrapped up in a grey jumper, midnight blue bottoms and pink cocoon coat, which matched her heavily pigmented eyeshadow

Stylish:?The chirpy youngster wrapped up in a grey jumper, midnight blue bottoms and pink cocoon coat, which matched her heavily pigmented eyeshadow

Fan love: Her young followers were seen parading posters for the budding songwriter

Fan love: Her young followers were seen parading posters for the budding songwriter

Where it all began:?The contestant made an emotional return to her stomping ground, where she pulled pints from the end of last year to early 2017

Where it all began:?The contestant made an emotional return to her stomping ground, where she pulled pints from the end of last year to early 2017

Humble beginnings: Grace's music took off as she was given the opportunity to perform at her local pub

Humble beginnings: Grace's music took off as she was given the opportunity to perform at her local pub

Grace has already reaped the benefits of star status as she soared into the iTunes Top Ten with her original track Too Young.

She was crowned the winner in the first ever head-to-head battle on the show's long-running history.

She brought judges Alesha, Sharon and Nicole to their feet as they were blown away by her moving performance of Too Young.

The rising starlet won an envy-inducing trip to New York City and the opportunity to meet singer Pink after she put on an incredible performance.?

Bid to win:?The pink-haired beauty remains one of the favourites to win the show, as she is up against fellow hopefuls Kevin Davy White, Rak-Su, Lloyd Macey and The Cutkelvins

Bid to win:?The pink-haired beauty remains one of the favourites to win the show, as she is up against fellow hopefuls Kevin Davy White, Rak-Su, Lloyd Macey and The Cutkelvins

Fan favourite: The rising starlet won an envy-inducing trip to New York City and the opportunity to meet singer Pink after she put on an incredible performance in the first live show, topping the weekend vote

Fan favourite: The rising starlet won an envy-inducing trip to New York City and the opportunity to meet singer Pink after she put on an incredible performance in the first live show, topping the weekend vote

Sharing the love: As she performed in her home town, Grace could feel the love

Sharing the love: As she performed in her home town, Grace could feel the love

Introducing her act: The moment that Sharon brought her act on stage was caught on camera

Introducing her act: The moment that Sharon brought her act on stage was caught on camera

Sweet: She looked particularly proud to be watching her act blossom

Sweet: She looked particularly proud to be watching her act blossom

Wow from the crowds: The audience were all holding up signs with her name

Wow from the crowds: The audience were all holding up signs with her name

Now that's support: Kevin was also supported by top performer James Arthur

Now that's support: Kevin was also supported by top performer James Arthur

Got his back: The performer was a previous winner of the talent competition

Got his back: The performer was a previous winner of the talent competition

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