'X Factor' finalists are ready for their close-up after show's stylists work their magic

Swapping her girl-next-door look for a pout worthy of a pop star, 18-year-old Lucie Jones has been styled ahead of Saturday's live show
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The transformation to turn this year's X Factor finalists into the chart topping stars of tomorrow has begun.

Each of the 12 acts has undergone a makeover courtesy of the show's stylists to give them that pop singer look ahead of the first live show on Saturday.

And there are some big changes among the contestants, including 18-year-old Lucie Jones.

The pretty teen from Wales - mentored by Dannii Minogue - has swapped her girl-next-door image for a new sexy siren look.

In her picture she is seen making the most of her long legs in a short skin-tight black dress and staring confidently into the camera.

But perhaps the biggest alteration is to girl group Miss Frank.

The three girls – Shar Alexander, Shanice Davis and Graziella Affinita – were put together by the judges, Dannii, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh, after failing to get through to the boot camp individually. 

So before the makeover they didn't have a group signature style. Not anymore.

Groomed and gorgeous in glam frocks and jewellery, the trio certainly look like a force to be reckoned with.

The other ladies' makeovers include Stacey Solomon - with toned down eye-makeup and a fuller fringe, and group Kandy Rain with their voluminous manes of hair poker straight

Over at the boys and the differences are less profound – the quiffed Grimes twins wearing all black versions of their usual suits, and Rikki Loney swapping his flat cap for a bow tie.

Bookies favourite Danyl Johnson's popularity with female viewers is sure to go up thanks to his shot. The handsome primary school teacher smoulders in a black leather jacket.

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