14/08/2014 16:37 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Black Magic: Nicole Scherzinger Is Spellbinding In Black Fishtail Dress For X Factor Semi-Finals

Every week we wonder how Nicole Scherzinger will top her last X Factor outfit. But, every week, she somehow manages it.

For the semi-finals on Saturday night, she wowed in a dramatic black strapless gown with a peplum detail by Michael Costello Couture.

Beyoncé versus Elton John night was always going to be a big-hitter, so the dress had to follow suit. And the crocodile-print frock certainly lived up to it. Nicole finished the look with a huge high bun, fierce spiked earrings from Gem Alley, and a peppering of trendy gold rings.

She pulled a pose as she stepped out on the stage that left her looking like some sort of amazing style sculpture.

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