11/07/2013 19:44 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Little Red Riding Hood: Nicole Scherzinger Covers Up In Cape While Tulisa Dares To Bare

Stars of The X Factor hit the red carpet in Manchester on Thursday night, for a pre-final (eeek!) press conference. Nicole Scherzinger, who's acts Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur are finalists, wrapped up warm in a cosy, and very festive, red cape.

The former Pussycat Doll was on her way to grandma's house, and hoping to avoid an encounter with a hungry wolf...

nicole scherzinger red cape

... Little Red Riding Hood - we mean Nicole - looked rather chic, pairing her fairytale cape with leather trousers and black and gold heels, as she posed for the cameras with Jahmene and James.

nicole scherzinger red cape

Tulisa, on the other hand, complete mistook the seasons and slipped into a skimpy satin dress and peep-toe boots. Oh, Tulisa. The singer had us in shock earlier this week when she finally beat fashion rival Nicole in the style stakes, but after this disappointment it seems she's slipping back down the fash-off charts.

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