Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Let the new X Factor fashion face off begin as Kelly Rowland trounces Tulisa Contostavlos with tiny skirt and crop top


Style wars: Kelly Rowland (left) shows off her toned figure in a yellow crop top and black skirt, while Tulisa Contostavlos covers up in a black jumpsuit as they arrive at the Birmingham

The new X Factor judging line-up was unveiled for the first time today as Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos joined original judge Louis Walsh in Birmingham.

It already looks like there could be an all-new fashion war with former Destiny's Child singer Rowland, 30, and Tulisa, 22, going head-to-head to be the most stylish.

And it appears the American singer may have already won the first round by managing to make her younger co-host's jumpsuit look frumpy in comparison to her black mini skirt and yellow crop top.

Towering: Rowland opted for Christian Louboutin hidden platform 6 1/2 inch heels, while Tulisa wore red platform sandals

Both women opted for towering heels - with Tulisa in red platform sandals and Kelly in a pair of black Christian Louboutins concealed platform courts with a tottering 6 1/2 inch heel.

All of the judges are staying at the boutique Hotel Du Vin - where Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell have stayed in a previous years.

The hunt for new talent is on: New judge Gary Barlow (left) joins the show's only original judge Louis Walsh on the red carpet

The first auditions at the LG Arena comes just two days after ITV officially announced the line-up following months of speculation.

Over the weekend, it was thought Mrs Cole may return to the panel after being fired from X Factor USA, but her talent show judging career appears to be on hold, for now at least.

Behind the scenes: Olly Murs and Caroline Flack will present the ITV2 spin-off show The Xtra Factor

A source told the Mail earlier this week: 'That’s it. Cheryl will not be returning to the British X Factor.

'People have been trying to speak to her and persuade her this would be a good idea, but she’s been uncontactable.

‘She hasn’t returned phone calls. And you can’t exactly negotiate with someone who won’t even speak to you.’

Announcing the new line-up, Simon Cowell enthused: 'These four are totally up for it, each of them bring a different attitude. They have had a ton of hits between them and they are all committed to finding a star. I have a feeling Louis and Tulisa will have slightly different points of view as to what the next star should look and sound like!'

Exciting new venture: Kelly and Tulisa have both been staying at the Hotel Du Vin - where previous X Factor judges Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Simon Cowell used to sleep

ITV’s Director of Television, Peter Fincham, meanwhile said in the statement: 'As multi-million selling artists, songwriters and pop masterminds, Gary, Tulisa, Kelly and Louis have huge breadth of appeal with our audience and the ability to engage both the UK’s next generation of music talent as well as ITV’s viewers.'

Also unveiled today were new Xtra Factor hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, who are replacing Konnie Huq on the ITV2 spin-off show.

source: dailymail

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