Nicole Scherzinger Performs ‘Pretty’ New Song on ‘The X Factor’ (VIDEO)

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Following last week’s emotional episode, judge Nicole Scherzinger took to the X Factor stage Thursday night to perform a new song titled ‘Pretty.’

Despite the happy-sounding title, the song is actually anything but. Instead, it’s kind of like a more melancholy (and randomly less-empowering?) version of, say, Beyonce’s ‘Irreplaceable,’ in which Nicole sings about an ex who built her up, only to tear her back down again. “Don’t wanna be pretty no more,” she concludes.

Though Nicole’s had a rough go as far as releasing catchy singles, given its catchy hook and Nicole’s new-found popularity, we think this is one that may actually do well for her.

What do you think? Have a listen to the single now, then vote in our poll!