X Factor style wars: Nicole Scherzinger is the golden girl

X Factor
X Factor style wars: Nicole Scherzinger is the golden girl

She failed to impress on Saturday night in her navy ruffled dress, and it seems that Tulisa has got it wrong again in the second of this weekend’s live X Factor shows.

Wearing a thigh-skimming, neon pink mini-dress with black and white trim, the London-born judge looked dated next to Nicole Scherzinger who donned an on-trend, figure-hugging gold dress.While both judges opted for short skirts and cleavage-enhancing necklines, the former Pussycat Dolls star stole the show with her more sophisticated look.The US star clearly put a lot of thought into her outfit, pairing her Kristian Aadnevik muted gold dress with a pair of black Nicholas heels.

Lewis Hamilton’s other half wore her long hair sleek over one shoulder and added a splash of deep red lipstick to complete the look.Tulisa went all out with the pink look, matching her lipstick to her dress and adding a pair of clumpy black shoes to the outfit.Nicole wowed the critics last night when she stepped onto The X Factor stage wearing a fashion forward IZMAYLOVA black dress while her rival opted for a navy dress with a strange ruffled hemline.

The N-Dubz star clearly wanted to show off her slim figure on Sunday night but is obviously still struggling to find her fashion feet. While all of Tulisa’s acts made to through to next week’s shows, Nicole has a more dramatic evening as Rylan Clarke was controversially saved and Carolynne Poole was sent home after The X Factor sing-off was taken to deadlock, thanks to a last minute decision by Louis Walsh.After hearing that his act was the first to be booted off the show and that controversial Rylan was going through to next week, Gary Barlow stormed off the stage.

Without waiting to hear what his act Carolynne had to say, the Take That singer got up from his seat and left the arena, after criticising the Essex wannabe on Saturday night for his poor performance. While Nicole Scherzinger and Gary both predictably voted to save their own acts, Tulisa Contostavlos voted for country singer Carolynn to stay in the competition.But it was down to Louis Walsh to give the final vote and have his say on their fates in the competition.

Louis, whose group acts all went through to next week, took his time in making his decision before tentatively telling Dermot O’Leary that he wanted to save Carolynn. When asked to state clearly who it was that he wanted to send home, Louis then dramatically changed his mind and told the host that he wanted to instead take the decision to deadlock, which caused a huge reaction in the audience and the other judges sitting beside him.’I’m sorry, I’m changing my mind, I want to take it to deadlock,’ he told Dermot.

Carolynne, who thought that she had been saved by the judges then faced uncertainty as the results of the viewers votes were read out. While the 32-year-old singer, who got through to Judges’ House last year, was magnanimous in defeat, but her mentor wasn’t as he angrily look at Louis before storming out of the auditorium.Speaking backstage, Gary called the outcome an ‘absolute joke’, telling his act that ‘two years running you’ve lost out to joke acts’, a sentiment pointing to the fact that she narrowly missed getting to the live rounds last year when she originally applied for the show. Rylan’s high-octane performance of Spandau Ballet’s Gold split the critics on Saturday, promoting Gary to react strongly:

‘I wanted to have some fun and I really was having fun until you started singing tonight. I was embarrassed to be sat here.’While the other judges were kinder to the wannabe star, they were all agreed that Carolynne’s rendition of Nicki Minaj’s Starships was a great performance.Earlier in the evening, all 13 acts took to the stage for their first group performance, singing Emeli Sande’s Read All About It.

In recent years the group performance has been mimed, but this year all of the acts had the opportunity to sing live.Having to work together for the first time, all of the contestants got the chance to sing part of the song and showcase their individual talents.After the performance, the acts left the stage and headed backstage to wait for the last of the votes to come in.

Leona Lewis, who became a global megastar after winning the talent contest in 2006, also took to the stage during the evening to perform her new single, Trouble, before the results were announced.She stunned in a purple gown as she made a return to the show which made her famous.And Ne-Yo also performed for the lively crowd following his performance earlier in the day at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards. – Dailymail