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Cheryl looks hot on the red carpet but Simon's only got eyes for Paula.
Cheryl ditches the quiff and purple flares for sleek hair and an orange dress at a party in Central Park, New York City. But it was fellow X Factor judge Paula Abdul's plunging red dress that got Simon Cowell excited...
Cheryl's outfit was criticised by US media as being "too safe". Tell us what you think below.
Paula Abdul wore a fuchsia dress with a plunging neckline, which Simon Cowell seemed to be a big fan of.
Cheryl's left out in the cold as Simon gives Paula his undivided attention.
Paula and Simon spent most of the night joking around together, while Paula chatted to the other presenters.
Paula and Simon cosy up on the red carpet at the Fox2011 Upfront Presentation in New York
American audiences are reportedly angry that Cheryl sat next to Simon during the X Factor auditions, accusing her of coming between Simon and Paula.
After the first US X Factor audition Paula tweeted a picture of herself with Cheryl, who she describes as "sweet" and "lovely".
Simon, Paula and Cheryl were joined on the red carpet by co-hosts Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger, and judge Antonio Reid.
Nicole Scherzinger has admitted she has a girl crush on Cheryl Cole, describing her as "gorgeous".
Nicole Scherzinger wore a bell-shaped zip dress to the event.