By ANDREA MAGRATH
Maxi power: Kelly Rowland steps out for day two of the X Factor auditions in a long printed maxi dress and tan wedges
They dazzled and divided fans on day one of the X Factor auditions with their bold style statements.
After Kelly wowed in a neon yellow midriff top and Tulisa raised eyebrows with her polka dot jumpsuit yesterday, both opted for slightly safer looks on day two.
N-Dubz star Tulisa was first to emerge from the judges' Birmingham hotel, in a mini-dress with a neon pink print and matching heels.
The dress featured an asymmetrical hemline and peekaboo neckline trimmed in pink.
The clingy fabric showed off the 22-year-old's slim figure and long legs.
Kelly also chose a print look with a floaty maxi dress. The tan and black print matched her handbag and wedge heels.
Bright: Tulisa Contostavlos wore a neon print mini dress with peekaboo neck and asymmetrical hemline
Both women wore their dark hair long and poker straight for the second round of auditions, and Kelly added enormous silver hoop earrings.
Tulisa appears to be settling in to her new role well. She tweeted last night: 'Amazing day at the xfactor, I want 2 thank every1 4 the support! Thanks 4 making me feel at home! Lots of love T. X'
Gary Barlow followed the female judges, stopping to sign fans for the gathered fans.
Animated: Kelly charmed the fans as she signed autographs and posed for pictures
Fashion wars: Kelly and Tulisa divided fans over their bold sartorial choices yesterday
Gary, 40, spoke out on former judge Cheryl Cole yesterday, telling reporters: 'I’ve spoken to her and I think she has turned a corner now. I would say she is going places.
‘I’m sad that she’s gone, but do you know what, she will move on to something else.
‘I know Cheryl quite well and she is an ambitious girl, she’s very together and she’ll get over this no question.’
But Miss Contostavlos seemed less keen to discuss her predecessor, saying: ‘The Cheryl thing is a mystery to me.’
Star power: Gary signed autographs for fans outside the hotel
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