What a transformation! X Factor contestant Jade Richards returns to audition after losing weight and ditching Gothic style
16:34 GMT, 31 August 2012
Last year she made it all the way to the judges houses but failed to impress Kelly Rowland with her final performance.
But Jade Richards returned to the X Factor, this year, after giving herself a dramatic transformation.
The Scottish singer was unrecognisable after she ditched her black hair and Gothic style of dress in favour of red locks and dropped several pounds in weight.
Grand return: Jade Richards returned to X Factor after losing weight and ditching her hardcore Gothic image
New style: Jade looked amazing after she dyed her black hair red following her dramatic weight loss, earlier this year
Now, thanks to her hard work and perseverance, the 22-year-old has again become a favourite to get through to the live shows after wowing the judges in her audition.
After she was dropped from last year's show she put herself on a diet and dyed her hair red with her new found confidence.
Before auditioning this time round, however, she took her hair colour back to black but was still unrecognisable by the audience and judges.
Sing it out: Jade impressed the judges at this year's audition and was told she looked great by Louis Walsh
After being wowed by her voice, Louis Walsh said: 'I loved you last year, I love you this year. You're looking totally different, you're looking great!'
Tulisa added: 'That vocal doesn’t even need to be judged or commentated on, it speaks for itself.'
Special guest judge Anastacia said: 'I have hairs on my body that are standing up that I didn’t know existed.'
New beauty: Jade said that her disappointment last year spurned her own to be better this time round
Being back on the show after failing to make the cut with Kelly Rowland made the Fife girl more eager to improve.
She told Caroline Flack on The Xtra Factor: 'I got to Judges' Houses last year. I was in Kelly Rowland's group. When she first said I was going home, I was so gutted.
'After that I was like, 'Right, I just have to get on with it, get started again, get gigging'.