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X Factor Live Shows: Week 6

Halfway through now, and this week’s theme was Best Of British, which should have really made way for some outrageously good renditions, or at least some great song choices, but it seemed like most played it safe.

The first talking point of the evening was the judges’ entrance – twitter was awash with people gasping ‘What is Nicole Scherzinger wearing?!’ as the singer appeared wearing a white Jean-Pierre Braganza trouser suit. With her hair slicked back with a slight quiff and bright red matte lipstick, it was a slightly androgynous look. Definitely a change from recent weeks, but we thought she looked FIERCE – what did you think?

Meanwhile Tulisa dazzled in a glorious Temperley 1920s style dress, but we weren’t 100% convinced by her tucked-under faux bob, which we found a little bit too short for her face-shape. However, the style did look beautifully bouncy and glossy.

First up was Gary’s remaining act, Christopher, who we had all-but forgotten about to be honest! He performed quite a safe, fairly innocuous performance of Elton John’s ‘I’m Still Standing’. There’s no doubt that he can sing, but is he still worthy of a place this late on in the competition?

Ella’s song choice was Tinie Tempah’s ‘Written In The Stars’, which we were initially a bit unsure of, but as ever she sang amazingly and totally made it her own – we’re so envious of her talent!

Ella wore an adorable vintage-style Alice + Olivia open-back dress with a lace pattern, and a pearl cape by River Island over the top. Her hair was down, with a really loose, soft braid in the front, which we’re sure lots of fans up and down the country are practicing right now!

Rylan performed a medley (of course) of Spice Girls hits, wearing a union jack suit – a big homage to his heroine Geri Halliwell whom he had met during the week, and subsequently bawled his eyes out in front of – classic Rylan! He’d also dyed his hair back to black – we wondered if he wasn’t dedicated to maintaining such an icy shade of blonde?

Sunday’s results show saw Nicole back to her usual form in a flowing strapless maxi dress and hair shining over one shoulder, while Tulisa wore a mini bodycon number with her hair down in voluminous waves. We loved both styles, but Nicole pipped it for us – such a classy style

Tulisa’s ‘little muffins’ Little Mix were back on the X Factor stage performing their new single ‘DNA’, wearing matching outfits, including some super on-trend American Apparel riding pants. Our favourite hairstyle was Jade, who echoed Ella Henderson’s front-braid, while Perrie won in the colour-stakes with flawless platinum blonde.

Another performance came in the form of everyone’s favourite acoustic balladeer Ed Sheeran, who we’d love to give a bit of a restyle – a definite contender for a Grimmy-style ‘Wild One’ quiff – what do you think?

In the end, this week came down to the battle of the boybands, with District 3 and Union J in the public’s least favourite. Poor old Louis couldn’t choose one, so decisions were left to the other judges as to who would go – and it was goodbye District 3. Good luck, boys!

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