EXCLUSIVE: ‘We’re going to make a believer out of Gary,' says Nicole Scherzinger as she predicts X Factor head judge WILL warm to Rylan
19:06 GMT, 11 October 2012
The gloves have been off ever since she chose Rylan Clark to be her controversial act in her final three males on this year's The X Factor.
But Nicole Scherzinger has now revealed she is convinced dubious judge Gary Barlow WILL end up liking the flamboyant Essex lad, despite him so far despising her act.
The former Pussycat Doll star opened up about the wannabe singer during a shopping trip to AllSaints in London on Thursday morning.
Defiant: Nicole Scherzinger, pictured shopping on Thursday, has spoken out to insist she's convinced Gary Barlow will end up liking her controversial X Factor act Rylan Clark
In it to win it: The former Pussycat Dolls star spoke out about Rylan as she shopped in AllSaints in London on Thursday morning
She said: 'Rylan represents all that's entertaining, colourful and fun about the UK and we're going to make a believer out of Gary before you know it.
'There's much more entertainment to come so keep watching… there's some great scenes coming up.'
Scherzinger has remained defiant about her act so far, particularly when Barlow made snide comments about Rylan after his first live performance on Saturday.
Sparking controversy: Rylan was given a backlash by Gary on Saturday
night's first live show following his flamboyant performance, which saw
him scrape through to the next show
Falling out: Nicole has been trying to convince Gary of Rylan's potential since he hit out at him on Saturday
Get anything nice Nicole spent her day off buying up 10,000 worth of garments from the store, no doubt to be seen on the singing contest
Adamant: Scherzinger has stuck by her guns since picking the Essex wannabe to be in her top three
His rendition of Spandau Ballet's Gold, while wearing gold clothing and surrounded by Cleopatra dancers, received a mixed response.
The Take That star ranted: 'I wanted to have some fun and I really was having fun until you started singing tonight. I was embarrassed to be sat here.'
But Clark's mentor Nicole hit back at Barlow, saying: 'Don’t be an old grumpy fart.'
On top of the fashion wars: Last weekend she won the style battle against fellow female judge Tulisa Contostavlos with her ensembles
Dressed up: Nicole wore a cute grey and black ensemble with heels to buy up the AllSaints store in Westbourne Park ahead of the second live showdown this Saturday
And it certainly seems like the singer isn't letting the controversy and mixed reactions get her down as she gears up to the second live show this weekend.
Loaded up: Scherzinger admitted she always longed to shop in the store as a Pussycat Doll
She recently moved to London to concentrate on her new role as X Factor judge.
And it seems one thing she's particularly liking in the capital is the shopping – especially in her new found favourite shop.
The 34-year-old was spotted shopping her heart out at AllSaints clothing store in Westbourne Park on Thursday morning.
She has so far been winning the clothing battle against fellow female judge Tulisa Contostavlos on the singing contest and it seems she's determined to keep it that way after buying up so much of the shop to keep her suited and booted.
Nicole bought almost every coat AllSaints currently make and even picked up loads of cashmere before leaving the store armed with a large grin and half a dozen bags rammed with garments.
The pop star said at the store that she used to pass the shop when she first started in the Pussycat Dolls and prayed that one day she'd be able to buy one leather jacket from the brand.
And it seems her dreams have now come true – as she left with six of them and spent over 10,000 in the shop.
Writing on Twitter following the spree Nicole gushed: 'Absolutely love the new @allsaints_ collection. My Valley biker jacket is too cute!'
Nicole was clearly in a good mood as she hit the shop, arriving in a grey and black trouser suit with black heels and completing her look with a sleek ponytail and large sunglasses.
How many bags! The X Factor judge left the store with six different leather jackets amongst the other items she left with
London life: She recently moved to the British capital to concentrate on the reality show and has obviously been enjoying it
And she obviously meant business when she went inside as she removed her jacket ready to scan the rails for her next show ensembles.
Nicole added: 'I'm a big fan of UK style and the way fashion is so eclectic here and the new breed of young designers that emerge from the UK.'