Cheryl Cole is a star in stripes for flying visit to the US as she prepares for The Voice performance
00:58 GMT, 17 May 2012
It takes all sorts to succeed in Hollywood.
But not, perhaps, Liquorice Allsorts, as Cheryl Cole seemed to think on her latest visit to the States.
Wearing a brash ensemble of a black and white striped jumpsuit, teamed with a bright pink blazer and pink sandals, the singer drew comparisons to the sweet brand’s mascot Bertie Bassett.
Mrs Cole’s attempt to break America failed miserably last year when Simon Cowell dumped her as a judge from the U.S. version of The X Factor.
Fashion faux pas: Cheryl Cole's eye-catching ensemble drew comparisons to Bertie Bassett
Taking inspiration from something Cheryl appeared to style herself on Bertie Bassett
At first it was reported that audiences had difficulty understanding her Geordie accent.
Although that was later denied, with X Factor supremo Simon Cowell issuing a public apology to her.
The feeling was that she was slightly out of her comfort zone in America.
‘I embarrassed her… But the truth was I was protecting her. I just want people to be in the best place at the right time.
‘It wasn’t that she was terrible – she was good. I just thought she’d be happier in the UK.’
But the singer has been publicly endorsed by one of America’s most successful pop artists Kanye West.
The rapper said Mrs Cole had had ‘gone on to big things since the US X Factor’.
He added: ‘I don’t see Cheryl ever working with Simon again. She is taking over the world in music and in movies. There’s no looking back for her, just forward. She’s going to get bigger and bigger.’
Mrs Cole, 28, was in the US with her mother Joan and brother Garry to watch the circus troupe Cirque Du Soleil.
She will make her UK comeback later this month when she performs her new single Call My Name on The Voice.
She has also returned to the studio with Girls Aloud to celebrate the group’s tenth anniversary.
On Saturday night Cheryl stepped out in a a Stella McCartney Hawaiian style skirt complete with wild flowers and palm trees in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Showing him what he's missing Cheryl is said to be performing on The Voice later this month, the rival show to Simon Cowell's X Factor
The 28-year-old was in town to watch Cirque Du Soleil perform at the Ka Theatre at the MGM Grand Hotel, and wore the colourful skirt with an equally busy top.
Cheryl is said to be preparing to take to the stage to perform on her manager's show The Voice and is said to be performing on May 26, according to reports.
The Daily Star reports the singer has been spending time with Tracy Anderson to get in shape ahead of the appearance and a source said: 'She's hoping to show Simon Cowell made a big mistake.'