Showing them how it's done! Taylor Swift dazzles with energetic performance on X Factor's results show
07:31 GMT, 15 October 2012
She's achieved what all of them are dreaming of: super stardom.
Taylor Swift showed the X Factor finalists just what it means to be a pop star, as she gave a dazzling performance during the result show on Sunday evening.
At only 22, the country singer has won six Grammy Awards and sold over 22 million albums, as she's set to release her fourth studio album Red later this month.
Take note: Taylor Swift shows the X Factor hopefuls how it's done during her performance on the results show
Number One: Taylor performed her successful single We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together on Sunday
The singer performed her first number one single, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, which has been her most successful song to date with over 625,000 downloads.
It's a career the X Factor hopefuls can only dream of at this point.
Dressed casually in a glittery red top, Taylor sported a more mature look during the performance as she took the opportunity to show off her toned pins in a pair of tiny black shorts.
Glitter and glamour: The 22-year-old appeared from a pink guitar and was surrounded by colourfully dressed back-up dancers during the energetic performance
Star: Taylor has sold over 22 million albums, something the current X Factor hopefuls can only dream of
The singer held a pink microphone and was surrounded by backing dancers as she energetically performed her number one single.
Despite her enormous success, Taylor admitted to Dermot O'Leary she still gets a case of the stage frights every once in a while.
She told the X Factor host she was 'scared of everything', but added: 'I still get nervous but it helps that you have such a terrific audience.'
Still nervous: Taylor tells Dermot she still gets stage fright sometimes, despite her achievements
However, she needn't have worried as her massive UK fan base seemed to approve of the poppy performance.
'The shorts, the red microphone, Grant in a panda suit, amazing vocals…all in an X Factor performance.Ladies & gentlemen…Taylor Swift,' tweeted on enthusiastic viewe
The 22-year-old, who is currently dating 18-year-old Conor Kennedy, recently told Marie Claire about her struggles trying to break into the music industry.
A star is born: The Nashville-born singer got her first record deal at age 14
'Never, Ever, Ever, Ever …': Taylor sings her heart out on the X Factor stage
She told the magazine she had to beg her parents to let her record some songs, and she eventually got her first record deal at age 14.
'I was just constant, non-stop annoying, perpetually bringing it up. My parents saw that I was so obsessed, that I wasn't going to drop it, that it wasn't some adolescent phase,' she said.
'My parents were thrown into this – they never had any desire for me to do music.'
Hi! Taylor shows her modest side as she gives a shy smile following the dazzling performance