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Party time in Belfast for the X Factor stars

By Maureen Coleman

X Factor finalists — including winner Alexandra Burke — celebrated St Patrick’s night at Cafe Vaudeville in Belfast.

Most of the contestants of the 2008 series popped into the trendy city centre pub on Tuesday ahead of their concert at the Odyssey Arena last night.

And there were double celebrations as JLS member Marvin Hume also marked his birthday.

Missing from the party, however, was Dungiven teenager Eoghan Quigg, who was deemed too young to join in the fun at the pub. However, he joined the rest of the X Factor team on stage last night.

There were no signs of any alleged hostilities between new best friends Alexandra Burke and Ruth Lorenzo, as they partied the night away at Cafe Vaudeville. Recent reports claimed the pair had fallen out.

A special birthday cake was laid on for Marvin, which was washed down with champagne.

A spokesman for Cafe Vaudeville said: “We received a phone call last week asking if the X Factor finalists could hire out the venue for a party and we were delighted to oblige.

“We provided a birthday cake and champagne for Marvin, from the band JLS, who was celebrating his birthday.

“Up to about 60 or 70 people involved with the X Factor tour turned up at the bash.

“But Eoghan Quigg was too young to attend and went home to Dungiven instead.”

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