By SARAH FITZMAURICE
What an entrance: Cheryl Cole was seen swan diving off a platform and into the arms of her dancers as she began her performance on The Voice tonight
With speculation over whether she would be singing live swirling Cheryl Cole decided to silence critics with a dramatic entrance onto the stage on The Voice tonight.
The 28-year-old confidently swan dived from a platform into the arms of her dancers at the start of her performance of Call My Name.
If her entry onto the stage wasn't enough to grab viewers attention her outfit certainly did the trick. Cheryl was dressed in a leopard print bra-let and a brightly coloured pair of pantaloons and a matching waistcoat.
It was a custom made Roberto Cavalli outfit, created especially for Cheryl by the designer himself.
She finished off her look with glittering cuffs and a pair of leopard print boots.
Not many artists would have been able to pull off the sexy genie look but Cheryl somehow pulled it off with aplomb.
Working her magic: Cheryl appeared to be chanelling a sexy genie look as she took the stage in the colourful outfit
The singer wasted no time throwing herself into a dynamic fast-paced dance routine, leaving little doubt she was miming the song.
Cheryl was oozing attitude on stage and was seen grabbing her crotch as well as making the letter C with her hand.
The singer, who was performing for the first time after being dropped as an X Factor judge, has joined the likes of Rihanna and Madonna and wants to be known simply by her first name.
Call my name: The 28-year-old put on an energetic performance and showed off her impressive dance skills
She's back! Cheryl didn't disappoint with her spectacular performance on the show and it didn't seem to matter to fans she wasn't singing live
While the outfit which would look horrendous on most people, it failed to make the slim Newcastle-born look frumpy, however a slither of flesh was seen peeping out on top of her trousers giving the appearance of a stomach roll
Following her performance Cheryl joined Holly Willoughby for a quick chat and she was obviously out of breath.
When Holly asked her about her dramatic entrance Cheryl joked: 'I was looking for the quickest way to the stage.'
Her big return: The singer appeared confident as she performed her big come back on The Voice
The former X Factor presenter said she 'loved' the show, which could be seen as a dig back at Simon for dropping her from the US talent show.
Given she decided to debut her new song on the BBC show speaks volumes.
Cheryl also gave a few words of advice to the semi-final contestants.
She said: 'I would say to just don’t forget why you came to the show.'
Adding: 'Just live your dream.'
Big smile: Holly grabbed Cheryl for a post-performance interview and the singer joked about her swan dive saying 'I was looking for the quickest way to the stage'
The interview was notably brief perhaps because the singer was seen panting, which raises suspicion as to how she could have been singing while performing her elaborate dance moves.
Ahead of her performance Cheryl said she would be singing live, but according to The Sun her voice was pre-recorded just in case.
A source told the paper: 'Everyone is supportive of her wish to sing live but just like when she was on the X Factor, her performance will be pre-recorded so there is a big safety net there.'
'The show is called The Voice - the singing that they broadcast needs to be perfect.'