Pop wannabe Katie Waissel looks like a different woman

X Factor finalist Katie Waissel appeared on the show last night with a brand new hairdo.

The 24-year-old sang an impressive version of The Beatles’ Help and was almost unrecognisable with a short reddish brown crop.

Gone was the blonde frizz with the dark roots and she looked much more confident.

Her vocals were praised by the judges – with Simon Cowell calling her rendition ‘genius’ – and it could be the turning point for Katie, who’s been in the bottom 2 a depressing three times so far.

‘To be honest I don’t really know what to say anymore, I don’t understand why things have gone the way that they’ve gone,’ Katie has said in her video diary.

‘To be booed as well is just gut wrenching, to have so much hate against me I am just wondering what in the hell have I done wrong, because I’m not a bad person.

‘People should just take a step back and take another look.’

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