Simon Cowell has reportedly ordered X Factor stylists to give this year’s finalists an edgier look.
The music mogul sacked the former show stylists, after becoming bored with their work on contestants like Joe McElderry and Olly Murs. It is said that he had told his new staff to look to stars like Rihanna and Lady Gaga for inspiration.
A source on the show told The Daily Star: “Simon really wasn’t happy with how the contestants were dressed last year.
“He knows The X Factor has to keep leading music trends and not just following them.
“Simon realises that pop music is as much about a performer’s look now as their single.
“He’s a massive fan of Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Cheryl Cole and he’s told the new team to follow in their edgy footsteps.”