By CHRIS JOHNSON
Hitting the right note: Cheryl Cole performed live twice for her appearance on Alan Carr's Chatty Man, which was screened on Channel 4 last night
She caused controversy after miming for two years running on the X Factor.
But last night, Cheryl Cole gave her vocal chords some exercise - with two live acoustic performances as she made an appearance on Alan Carr's show, Chatty Man.
The 27-year-old star began with a pared down rendition of her No.1 single Promise This, which she performed this year on the X Factor.
Looking good: She started with a acoustic version of Promise This, left, wearing a black cut away dress split to the thigh and, right, singing her new song The Flood in a white gown
She was heavily criticised at the time, after it appeared she was lip-syncing large sections of the track during the high-energy dance routine.
It also emerged that the performance was pre-recorded, with X Factor chiefs saying it would have been logistically problematic to have done it live within the show.
This time round, however, Cheryl was clearly singing every word as she stood centre stage in a stunning cutaway black dress.
Feeling festive: The X Factor judge said she was looking forward to spending some time off this Christmas
After being interviewed by Carr, she then finished off with another live performance of her new track, The Flood.
Having earlier changed into a stunning white gown, the Girls Aloud star was accompanied by a couple of backing singers who helped her hit the high notes during the chorus.
The interview itself was punctuated with a series or awkward moments, when Cheryl was subjected to Carr's crude questioning style.
Taken aback: Cheryl was full of laughter and shock as she was subjected to Carr's crude questioning style
That's got a good kick: The host gave the star her favourite drink to sip on during the interview, a Martini with passion fruit
The singer is planning to spend some time out over the festive season, saying Christmas is her favourite time of the year.
'I'll be taking some time out with my doggies, [spending some time with the] family, [eating] Christmas pudding and turkey sandwiches,' she said.
In 2009, Cheryl was criticised for seemingly miming huge chunks of Fight For This Love which she performed on the X Factor.
Oh dear! Cheryl came over all bashful and embarrassed when Carr questioned her about the sexual chemistry between herself and Simon Cowell
Alan Carr: Chatty Man | Cheryl Cole | Part One
Alan Carr: Chatty Man | Cheryl Cole | Part Two
Monday, 20 December 2010
That's better! Cheryl Cole actually performs live with acoustic set for appearance on Alan Carr's Chatty Man
By CHRIS JOHNSON