She may be prone to hitting a low note in the style stakes, but that was easily forgotten when Britney Spears hit the red carpet at the X Factor final on Thursday.
The singer’s outfit was so sensational that she easily stole the spotlight from the contestants and her fellow judges Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid alike.
That’s how to steal the spotlight: All eyes were on Britney Spears as she arrived on the X Factor finale red carpet on Thursday in a stunning backless dress
The 31-year-old sported a black backless dress that boasted a bodice of leather and sheer panels and a velvet skirt with a train.
The gorgeous gown showed off some cleavage and displayed Britney’s svelte frame as she prepared for the events of the evening.
She also had her blonde locks in a pretty updo and wore thick smoky eye make-up.
Demi looked lovely in a shiny cut-out dress with a graduated turquoise and gold hue, but was overshadowed by her co-star.
No one stands a chance: There was no way anyone was going to upstage Britney in her gorgeous ensemble, not even Demi in her super-high platform shoes
Upon her arrival the 20-year-old, who also wore sky high black pumps, posed with her contestant CeCe Fray, who was eliminated in week six of the competition.
As usual CeCe was dressed in an eccentric outfit, sporting a white and silver creation as well as shimmering leopard print make-up on her forehead.
Demi was the only judge not to have an act in the final – Simon had Fifth Harmony, Britney had Carly Rose Sonenclar and L.A. was mentor for Tate Stevens.
Keeping close: Demi posed up with her eliminated contestant CeCe Fray, who was dressed in an eccentric outfit as usual
As the judges arrived, with Simon and L.A. looking dapper in suave suits, they had no idea what was in store for the evening.
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But it turned out that L.A., who revealed last week that this will be his final season as a judge on the show, was the one who would be celebrating a victory at the end of the night.
Tate was announced as the winner of the singing show, with Fifth Harmony as runner-up and Carly Rose coming in third place.
Lovely in lace: Khloe made for an arresting sight in her green lace dress which showed off her long legs
Host Khloe Kardashian looked cute in a lacy green dress which showed off her long legs as she greeted arrivals alongside co-host Mario Lopez, who was also sporting a suit.
Khloe’s half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner showed up to support the star at the final of the show’s second season, and Khloe’s first season as host.
But it wasn’t only members of the X Factor USA team that were lining the red carpet.
These boys get around: Harry and Zayn arrive to perform at the finale
One Direction were also on hand and as usual sported coordinated outfits, and the boyband performed during the show.
Pitbull, who also performed, and Romeo were spotted arriving separately to watch the end of the event, where Christmas trees and presents made for a festive atmosphere.
Meanwhile JWOWW and Snooki looked in the mood to party in sequined dresses, with JWOWW in gold and Snooki favouring black, paired with dogtooth platforms.
Girl power: (L-R) Khloe in a different dress, Simon’s ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour and contestant Beatrice Miller
Showing their support: Also in attendance was Pitbull, who gave a performance for the audience, and Romeo
Golden ticket: JWOWW shimmered her way down the red carpet which was lined with Christmas trees and presents