In the unlikely case you haven’t heard the news, Cheryl Cole gave her debut solo performance exclusively on ITV1′s X Factor last night, with a great reception from (most of) the fans.
In a raunchy military-style outfit, Cheryl Cole gave a sizzling performance which really wowed the studio audience on the popular talent show.
Upon finishing her up-beat dance song, called Cheryl Cole – Fight for this Love, she got a standing ovation from the studio audience, and her fellow judges.
Simon Cowell said: “This is really going to pain me, but that was incredible! I’d take you in my category any day.” But to be fair, he would have said that wouldn’t he.
26-year-old Cheryl Cole showed now signs of nerves, despite admitting earlier this week that she was so nervous about her performance, she has banned ALL family and friends from the studio audience, but on the night, Cheryl’s rat of a husband, Ashley Cole was there supporting her, as were her Girls Aloud band mates, Kimberley, Sarah and Nicola.
Where Cheryl did gain some brownie points with me was the fact she decided to sing the song live. Earlier last week, it was revealed that Cheryl would be miming her song, but due to public pressure after the announcement, she decided that she would be singing, but the performance would be pre-recorded due to time restraints on the night.
So when it was time for Cheryl to do her business, we expected a pre-recorded performance, but thankfully, to avoid any criticism from the public and press, she did actually give a completely live performance, so well done Cheryl for that.
Following her performance, a clearly thrilled Cheryl Cole told host Dermot O’Leary: “I feel fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed myself. It took me right back to the days of Pop Stars: The Rivals. Id like to thank everyone so much for all the support and making me so welcome.“
It was a bitter-sweet night for Cheryl though. On the one hand, she launched her solo career, on the other, the first of her acts, Rikki Loney was booted off The X Factor.
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