CONTROVERSIAL X-Factor Contender Mischa B performed in Barnsley at last year's Christmas Light Switch On, We Are Barnsley has discovered.

The above photos - taken by Adrian Ashworth for WAB last year - show the Manchester rapper appearing on the County Way stage last year.

It sparked much debate on our Facebook page last night when we were trying to figure out if it was her or not.

The organisers of the Christmas Light festivities have confirmed that the X-Factor diva did in fact perform in our town.