By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Making an entrance: Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue are accompanied by fellow judges Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell as they walk on to take their seats on the X Factor judging panel
She was clearly attempting to be fashion forward in her purple and pink Ina Soltani dress.
But sadly, Cheryl Cole ended up looking more like the Big Purple One in a box of Quality Street chocolate in the ruffled outfit as she joined her fellow judges on the X Factor panel.
The 27-year-old singer once again missed out in the fashion competition to her fellow judge Dannii Minogue, 39, who kept it simple in an asymmetric black sequinned dress from her own Project D collection.
Missing the mark: Cheryl failed to make an impact in her Ina Soltani purple and pink dress, while Dannii looked chic in a black sequinned outfit from her own Project D range
And it wasn't only her outfit which ensured Dannii topped the leaderboard, as her young and fresh styling also kept her ahead of the pack.
While Cheryl's newly-red hair was swept back into an up 'do which added years on the former Girls Aloud star, Dannii went au naturel with her blonde bob straight and chic.
But while Cheryl and Dannii might be feuding on the fashion front, they certainly found themselves united on The X Factor tonight when Jamiroquai's Jay Kay took to the stage.
Styling: Cheryl's up 'do did little to flatter her, while Dannii's sleek bob flattered her body and her ouftit
Following an X-rated rant earlier in the day when Jay Kay had been more than a little dereogatory about both the X Factor and Cheryl and Dannii as judges, the girls decided to stand their ground and refuse to applaud after his performance of new single White Knuckle Ride.
So cute! Dannii posted a picture of her son Ethan dressed up like a pumpkin on her Twitter page
As Simon and Louis clapped, Cheryl sat still with a sullen expression on her face, and Dannii was equally unenthusiastic.
It also seems the girls are ahead of the game in terms of their finalists on this year's X Factor.
While Cheryl is the only judge to still have all four of her acts, Dannii comes in a close second with three finalists left as Louis finds himself in third place with two acts and Simon languishes behind with just one finalist left - following the departure of girl group Belle Amie on tonight's show.
Meanwhile, as well as enjoying her X Factor duties, Dannii has also been making the most of her weekend by spending time with her son Ethan as he enjoys his first Halloween.
Sending a message to boyfriend Kris Smith, Dannii wrote on her Twitter page: 'Happy Halloween from Mummy Minogue and our little Pumpkin.'
She then posted a picture of three-month-old Ethan dressed up in an orange pumpkin outfit with a huge smile on his face.
But model Kris was less than impressed with Ethan's new look, tweeting in reply: 'Ahhhhh my poor boy!'
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