It looks like Cheryl Cole wasn’t in New York for X Factor auditions, but to attend the 2011 Fox Upfront Event.

She joined her fellow judges; Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and LA Reid plus X Factor hosts; Steven Jones and Nicole Scherzinger at the event which was held at the Wollman Rink in Central Park last night.

The Brit opted for an orange Giambattista Valli short sleeve dress which provided a delightful pop of colour against the blue background.

It looks like Paula Abdul had the same idea, as she arrived wearing a bright coral Alexander McQueen dress with a plunging neckline whilst carrying a Swarovski silver shadow crystal Mysthic clutch.

Cheryl accessorized with a Vivienne Westwood pearl orb chocker and a pair of off-white marbled snake-effect leather Giuseppe Zanotti t-bar sandals.

Looking at this line up, I can’t help but think that Cheryl is punching well above her weight.

What can she seriously bring to this table?

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