You'd think after seven years in Britain's girl band of the moment Cheryl Cole would have put stage nerves behind her.
The Newcastle lass has banned friends and family from coming along to her first solo performance this weekend however.
"The girls are itching to come down to support me when I perform but I kind of don’t want them to - because it is more scary," says the brunette beauty, who is performing her debut single Fight for this Love on X Factor this Sunday.
"There are nerves in the building - the contestants are giving off nervous energy, their family and friends are giving off nervous energy, and on top of that I’m going to go out and sing, and on top of that Whitney Houston is going to also sing too!" she adds.