25/06/2012 08:45 BST | Updated 25/06/2012 12:40 BST

X Factor Judge Tulisa Ups Style Stakes As She Squeezes Into Sexy Blue Mini-Skirt (PICTURES)

Tulisa has kicked off the last day of X Factor auditions in style as the clan arrived in Cardiff today.

The former N-Dubz singer donned a tight blue striped mini-skirt as she left her hotel ready to judge the last batch of hopefuls.


Tulisa leaves her Cardiff hotel for the last day of X Factor auditions

Despite her mixed fashion success during this year's audition tour, she pulled it back at the last minute in this number teamed with a pair of tasselled heels.


The singer has just jetted in from New York, where she has been partying in between her X Factor duties.

As she flew home yesterday, she tweeted a snap of herself inside the cockpit of the plane.

"Welcome aboard tulisa airways, hold on to your seats its gonna be a bumpy ride," she wrote.


Bumpy landing: Tulisa takes to the pilot seat

Tulisa - who recently split from boyfriend Jack O'Connell - was rumoured to have hooked up with music producer, The-Dream while in New York.

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Making more than music? Tulisa and producer The-Dream

A source told The Sun: "The-Dream has always really liked Tulisa. Ever since they worked on her album he thinks they struck up a strong connection.

"He's been keeping in regular contact by sending messages asking how she is. But he's upped his game since Tulisa's back on the market and feels it could be his time to strike.

"He's very keen," they added.

Tulisa Contostavlos leaving her hotel to attend X Factor 2012 auditions