X Factor's Tulisa is a show-stopping lady in red

Thursday July 14, 2011

Tulisa Contostavlos wowed the crowds at the Liverpool X Factor auditions when she turned up in chic Alexander McQueen ruby pleated dress.

The N-Dubz singer looked glamorous - and not unlike her predecessor Cheryl Cole - as she arrived on Wednesday in the scarlet number to see contestants put through their paces.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the city's Echo Arena to watch her walk the red carpet for the latest edition of the ITV1 show.

Fellow judge Kelly Rowland headed to the Merseysideevent in floral shorts, a navy jacket and towering heels.

Take That star Gary Barlow - during a gap between the band's shows after playing in Milan - was also casting his eye over the acts, as was Louis Walsh.

Photo: Rex

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