The X Factor: Nicole Scherzinger is accused of stealing the limelight from scantily clad Little Mix after her 'embarrassing mum' routine overshadows their return to hit show... as Rak-Su become first boy band to win
- Judge Nicole, 39, was slammed by X Factor viewers for her overzealous dancing during the girl band's performance on the X Factor final
- Little Mix became the first ever group to win the show, when they were crowned the victors back in 2011
- On Sunday night, their success was replicated by Rak-Su, who became the first boy band to win the show
- Even One Direction, who enjoyed phenomenal success as a top-selling boy band, failed to achieve such a feat
- The live finale saw a host of celebrity performances, with Pink and Sam Smith also gracing the stage
They made history back in 2011, when they became the first ever group to be crowned winners of The X Factor.
And?Little Mix were back on the X Factor stage for the 2017 live finale on Sunday night, on the same evening that group?Rak-Su became the first boy band to win in the competition's 14-year history.
However, some felt Little Mix's show-stopping performance was unfortunately overshadowed by overzealous judge?Nicole Scherzinger, 39, who was seen dancing and screaming at the girls from her seat on the panel.?
Stealing the show: While Little Mix were back on the X Factor stage for the 2017 live finale on Sunday night, their show-stopping performance was overshadowed by an overzealous Nicole Scherzinger, 39 (pictured)
Back to where it began:?The girls - (left to right) Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall - made history back in 2011, when they became the first ever group to be crowned winners of The X Factor and were back on Sunday night to perform at the final
Loving every minute of the girls' rendition of their anthem Power, the former Pussycat Doll was seen busting a move from her seat, but was branded 'embarrassing' by viewers, as they accused Nicole of trying to 'steal the limelight' from the girlband on stage.??
Band members Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall entered the stage in demure style, wearing black trouser suits as they belted out their chart-topping hit Power.
And after commanding the stage with their vocals, they then brought out the members of Latin American boy band CNCO to perform their hit collaboration Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos).
Surprise! Boy band Rak-Su - (from left to right) Rak-Su J, Ashley Rak-Su, Mustafa Rak-Su and Myles Rak-Su - made history as the first ever boy band to be crowned winners of The X Factor during Sunday night's live finale
Making history:?The winners, seen with mentor Simon Cowell, were shocked to learned of their success, against female solo artist Grace Davies
Impressive: Competitor Grace Davies showcased her own original song material throughout the competition but it wasn't enough to take the crown
While they added the young men to the stage - on their first ever trip to the UK - the Little Mix ladies soon shed their clothing, ripping away their long bottoms to perform in skimpy ensembles that included their signature leotards.
Undoubtedly assuming all eyes would be on them, the girls found their performance overshadowed by Nicole who couldn't resist showing her support for the four-piece and dancing along excitedly.?
However, fans of The X Factor weren't so impressed with her 'mum moves' and took to Twitter in their droves to slam the star. They penned: 'None can steal the limelight from @LittleMix especially not Nicole. It's physically impossible. (sic)
Little Mix's biggest fan? The X Factor judge was seen dancing and screaming at the girls from her seat on the judging panel
Too much? Loving every minute of the girls' rendition of their anthem Power, the former Pussycat Doll was seen busting a move from her seat, but was branded 'embarrassing' by viewers
'Can Nicole remember it's not all about her': Disgruntled viewers accused Nicole of trying to 'steal the limelight' from the girlband on stage
'Nicole was dying to get up there with them all night,' one said, while another added: 'Nicole trying to hog the lime light again... attention seeker.'
'Seriously man @NicoleScherzy pissed me off during @LittleMix performance on #XFactor. Could not even see them properly due to her being over the top AGAIN dancing. Hope her ass is replaced next year!
'I really wish Nicole would stop vying for attention! Every time someone is on she’s on her feet! & the camera goes to her! She was up in front of the camera, in the way when little mix were on!
'#XFactorFinal Can Nicole remember its not about her, #LittleMix are singing not her.....Sit on your bum or you'll spill your yogurt.
Proud: Others, meanwhile, loved Nicole's reaction to Little Mix and praised the star for getting behind a fellow girl group: 'I love that Nicole enjoys the show as if she's a fan! #XFactorFinal #LittleMix'
Busting a move: Nicole couldn't hide her excitement as the girls showcased their vocals on stage, as she threw her arms into the air
Loving it! While the other judges seemed quite composed, Nicole threw herself into Little Mix's performance
'Someone tell that middle-aged woman to stop trying to steal Little Mix’s thunder! Oh it’s Nicole!! #XFactor.
'Wish Nicole was able to stay seated, she’s blocking my view of Little Mix.'
Others, meanwhile, loved Nicole's reaction to Little Mix and praised the star for getting behind a fellow girl group: 'I love that Nicole enjoys the show as if she's a fan! #XFactorFinal #LittleMix.'
'Little Mix are just legends and they prove it performance after performance. Also Nicole jamming at them was goals, I love that woman! So proud of my girls.'
Having a ball: Nicole appeared in great spirits throughout the evening as she watched on from the judging panel
'Nicole going nuts over Little Mix was everything. YES YOU BETTER STAN PUSSYCAT.'
'@NicoleScherzy is just like me when @LittleMixare performing :P I hope i'll be soon able to react like this for new Nicole's (or PCD's, why not) performances!'
'nicole was so me during little mix performance #xfactorfinal'
'the way nicole is bigging up little mix is the way all girls should be towards each other.'
Power! The members of Little Mix (L-R) Jade, Perrie , Leigh-Anne and Jesy stunned during their performance
Wowed: Impressed X Factor judge Simon Cowell dubbed their performance 'a master class'
Scantily-clad: The stars arrived on stage in demure style, but quickly peeled the layers away
Elated: The stars smiled as they listened to sharp-tongued judge Simon's gushing words
Hits: The stars performed a medley of their current hits Power and?Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos)
Meanwhile, as Little Mix's performance came to an end, judge Simon Cowell gushed: 'That's what I call a a masterclass! I feel so proud right now. You came on the show, you won the show, you became the biggest girl band in the world and you did it your way.'?
Following the scintillating performance, Jesy was asked who she wanted to win out of finalists Grace Davies and Rak-Su.
While she insisted that she found both 'amazing', her vote went to Rak-Su, as she explained: 'I think it's time for another band to win.'?
Pink was also a performer on the night, belting her way through tracks from her latest album Beautiful Trauma, including What About Us.
They've got the moves: The stars pulled out all their best moves as they entertained the crowd
Covered up: The quartet covered up in loose-fitting trouser suits as the live finale kicked off
Wearing a dramatic black top with a red tartan skirt, the star wore her platinum blonde locks in a slick quiff.
When host Dermot O'Leary later asked her what advice she had for the night's contestants, she laughed as she shot back: 'Never take other people's advice!'
Sam Smith also performed, stepping out in a patterned green blazer as he sang his track One Last Song, before declaring that he was backing finalist Grace Davies.?
After the performances, Rak-Su were crowned the winner's of X Factor 2017, making history as the first boy band to ever scoop the top prize - a feat even One Direction couldn't achieve.
Busty display: Perrie put on quite the busty display as she took to the stage with her group
Lip service: Jade playfully put her fingers to her lips as she made her way to the grand stage
Why so serious? They sported serious expressions as they waltzed through the large crowd
After facing off against fellow finalist Grace Davies, the boys proved to be overwhelmingly popular during the live show, with the studio audience loudly chanting their name after each performance.
As host Dermot O'Leary approached winning contestant Jamal Shurland after he hugged his bandmates in celebration, the budding star gushed: 'Thank you everybody who voted for us,' before admitting: 'I'm speechless, honestly.'
The boys, who were steered to victory by mentor Simon Cowell, were given barely time for the news to sink in, before they were back in performance mode.
Perhaps getting a taste of their immediate future, they soon found themselves in the company of star producers and musicians Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, as they performed their new Latin-tinged single Dimelo.?
Element: Perrie appeared to be in her element as the audience lapped up her performance
Backing dancers: They were joined by a host of backing dancers as they commanded the stage
Let's hug it out: As the members of CNCO joined them on the stage, Jesy gave one singer a hug
Gyrations: The stars gyrated their way through their performance as the crowd cheered
As the elated winners put on their best coordinated moves, Wyclef shimmied his way onto the stage, performing a rap before dancing with Rak-Su - and the rest of the X Factor finalists, who crowded the stage as golden confetti rained down on them.
The band members - which comprise Myles Stephenson, Jamal Shurland, Mustafa Rahimtulla and Ashley Fongho - thanked their family and friends for their support on hearing the news, while their mentor, Simon, was delighted for the 'gentlemen'.
Simon said: 'Congratulations to Grace, and obviously, to you guys, Rak-Su, you are gentlemen, you are stars. And to everyone who voted, thank you.'
Gracing the stage: Pink also graced the stage to perform during the X Factor finale
Belting it out: She belted out her signature powerhouse vocals as she sang for the crowd
Hits: She performed songs from her latest album Beautiful Trauma, including What About Us
Dramatic: She wore a black zip-up top with dramatic shoulder pads and a scooped neckline
Sleek: Dressed in a tartan skirt, she wore her platinum locks in a sleek quiff for the show
For the first time, both finalists sang original songs in the last show of the series, as they had done throughout the process, with Grace performing Nothing But Words and Too Young, and Rak-Su impressing with their tracks Touché and Mona Lisa.
And the group's debut single will also be one of their own, Dimelo, which features Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, who they performed alongside on Saturday's show.?
Proceeds from the single will go to children’s hospice charities Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase.
Following the show, Simon boldly declared that Rak-Su have the potential to be as big as One Direction, telling The Sun: 'There’s an awful lot of artists in entertainment who appear nice in front of the cameras but behind them they’re monsters.
Full of Grace: They were crowned victors after battling it out with fellow finalist Grace Davies
Energetic: The Watford natives started their energetic celebration as the audience cheered when they were crowned winner
Celebration: On learning that they'd won, the boys jumped around on the stage in celebration
Ladies first: They follow in the footsteps of Little Mix, who were the first girl band to win
Speechless: Jamal admitted that he was 'speechless' when asked how he felt about winning
Defying gravity: They leaped about all over the stage, much to the amusement of the audience
'Not these guys. These guys have that same thing as 1D, a certain class.?The group are so important to the show for that reason. When you have people like these guys who have ambition it’s great and there’s this wonderful afterglow.'
The Little Mix stars have enjoyed huge success with their fourth album Glory Days, with it shooting straight to the top of the charts and becoming the fastest-selling number one album by any girl group in 15 years.
And wanting to maximise on its success, the group recently announced its re-release, delighting fans with Glory Days: The Platinum Edition that comes complete with three new tracks.
Choosing to announce their exciting news on Instagram, the girls shared a series of glamorous shots of the group to its official page on the photo-sharing site, with Jesy commanding attention in a barely-there bikini top.
Giving it her all: Grace made sure to showcase her vocal talent as she went head-to-head with the boyband for the winner's title
Glorious: She dazzled in a satin hot pink two-piece that complemented her newly dyed locks
Showcasing her talent: Sunday night proved to be no exception as she delivered two of her very own tracks
All eyes on her: Grace commanded the stage as her lyrics flashed up behind her
Spectacle: The beauty was joined by a bevy of dancers who performed around her
Singing for the win: She had dazzled in a dramatic black number as she belted out her track while confetti came down
The singer, 26, looked sensational in the image that sees her showcasing her killer frame in her scanty attire.?
Jesy paired together a white triangle bikini top and high-waisted flared lilac trousers, leaving her incredibly honed stomach on full display. She added extra height to her ensemble with a pair of patent peep-toe heels and accessorised with a beret on her head.?
She wore her fiery red locks down in tousled waves and smouldered as she posed alongside her bandmates, while popping one hip out to the side.
Perrie, meanwhile, but on a busty display in a white corset top that made sure to emphasise her cleavage and mint green trousers that tied together in a huge bow at the waist.?
The judges: Simon, Nicole, Sharon and Louis looked eager for the night's festivites to begin as they headed out on stage
Beaming: Nicole flashed a huge grin as she sashayed out on stage in a pair of statement heels and an embellished gown
He's arrived: She was joined by head judge Simon who waved to the crowd
Continuing the pastel coloured theme, Jade slipped into a lemon yellow two-piece suit, that teamed together a double breasted blazer and matching trousers, and sported patterned long gloves.?
Leigh-Anne, meanwhile, teased a glimpse at her toned torso in her statement outfit that came complete with a pink low-cut wrap-over top, that boasted huge puff ball sleeves, and dogtooth printed trousers.??
To announce the news of their revamped album, the girls penned alongside their sultry posts: 'We're coming for you... #ThePlatinumEdition.'
Mini-me! Dermot O'Leary was joined by a bevy of mini-me Dermot's as he kicked off the calendar highlight
Multi-talented: He showcased his moves as well as his presenting skills
Down with the kids: Dermot was seen dabbing on stage as he led proceedings for the live finale
It will include three new musical offerings from the girls named If I Get My Way, Is Your Love Enough and Dear Lover, as well as a full-length documentary.?
Glory Days sold 96,000 copies in combined sales in it first week of release, which is the highest first week sales for a UK girl group number one album since the Spice Girls in 1997.?
But proving there is no rest for the wicked, The Platinum Edition comes as Little Mix are heading back into the studio next month to get started on material for their upcoming fifth album - with barely no time off at all scheduled.?
In third place: The night before, Kevin Davy White was eliminated from the show, leaving Rak-Su and Grace Davies to battle it out in Sunday's 2017 climax
Duets: He performed the first of the famous X Factor final duets, teaming up with Tokio Myers, the winner of this year's Britain's Got Talent
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