X Factor USA: Nicole Scherzinger is a hit at auditions as Cheryl Cole becomes "invisible"


X Factor USA: Nicole Scherzinger is a hit at auditions as Cheryl Cole becomes "invisible"

“A breath of fresh air”: Leggy Nicole is a hit at U.S. X Factor auditions as Cheryl becomes “the invisible woman”

12:31 AM on 10th June 2011

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At your service: Nicole Scherzinger poses with excitable fans as she arrives at the second day of auditions in New Jersey for the U.S. X Factor today

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“Invisible woman”: Nicole showed off her longs legs in a metallic grey dress with a studded belt, seen right the woman she replaced, Cheryl Cole on her first day of auditions in Los Angeles last month

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It”s Saula: Simon Cowell has given Nicole high praise, saying she is like a breath of fresh air, but it was Paula Abdul who he was lauding with attention as the pair shared a smooch as they arrived today

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Pretty in pink: Paula stood out in a bright short dress, teamed with Christian Louboutin heels

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Unbreakable bond: Simon and Paula were very touchy-feely as they greeted the waiting media and fans outside the arena

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Say cheese: Former Pussycat Doll Nicole poses with fellow judge L.A. Reid, who looked dapper in a suit with brown suede shoes

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Lively: Nicole was loving all the attention she was getting as she posed for photos and spoke to the Press

Cuddling up: Nicole posted a picture of her cuddling up to Paula on her Twitter page today

Meet my new BFF: Nicole posted a picture with fellow U.S. X Factor judge Paula on her Twitter page

Having a blast: Crowds assemble outside the Prudential Center in New Jersey

Having a blast: Crowds assemble outside the Prudential Center in New Jersey

What a line-up: These are the first auditions to be filmed with Scherzinger as a judge

What a line-up: These are the first auditions to be filmed with Scherzinger as a judge

Coming soon: X Factor starts airing from September in the U.S. on the Fox network

Coming soon: X Factor starts airing from September in the U.S. on the Fox network

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Hot competition: A neon-clad Paula Abdul took on former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger in a battle of puffball frocks as the X Factor auditions kicked off in New Jersey yesterday