Cheryl Cole delivered a show-stopping performance of new single Promise This on tonight’s X Factor.
Hyped as a World Exclusive, the popular singer showcased her vocal and dancing skills with an energetic, raunchy routine that earned a standing ovation from her fellow judges.
Critics tipped the star to mime through her song, and although, unclear as to whether it was 100% Cheryl’s live vocal, she certainly appeared to sing live when the camera zoomed in on her perfectly made up face.
Dressed in a black and white jacket and zebra like tights, it was clear to see why X Factor hopeful Cher Lloyd looks up to her mentor – the street style shone through in tonight’s choreography.
Far from the fragile girl seen in last night’s moving interview with Piers Morgan, it showed that Cheryl has turned a corner and is putting the trauma of the past few months behind her and is ready to launch another, destined to be successful, attack on the charts.
The Geordie is said to be an extremely hands on mentor on the show and has developed a close bond with Cher, Katie Waissel, Rebecca Ferguson and Treyc Cohen, buying them friendship bracelets as a sign of her admiration for her acts.
The girls will surely be beaming with pride tonight as they watched the petite popstress backstage.