Little Mix’s first ever X Factor performance revealed – and it’ll hurt your ears

Little Mix have come a long way since their first ever live X Factor performance – in both style and sound.

The quartet look and sound almost unrecognisable in this unearthed clip from 2011 as Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards take to the stage in front of the judges.

With Leigh-Anne and Jade rocking punky plum locks as all four wearing fluorescent eye shadow and individually styled outfits, they bop while singing and rapping to Nicki Minaj’s 2010 hit Super Bass.

Their mentor Tulisa Contostavlos proudly watches on next to fellow judges Kelly Rowland, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh.

Despite their slightly rocky start, they became the first group to win the competition, beating Marcus Collins and Amelia to win the title.

The girl band has since gone from strength to strength, winning a number of awards including a BRIT in 2017 for their single Shout Out To My Ex.

Their fourth album Glory Days became their first number one album in the UK in 2016 and also scooped the highest first week UK sales for a girl band since Spice Girls’ Spiceworld in 1997.

So far they have achieved four number one singles in the UK.

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The girl band’s style is very different than their one on The X Factor, which caused a stir during last year’s final.

Little mix were slammed for their raunchy outfits , which some viewers deemed inappropriate for pre-watershed TV.

They were blasted for wearing some extremely revealing clothes and were even called "prostitutes and strippers" by some viewers.

A lot of viewers had loved the music and complimented the band for their amazing performance, but accused the girls of being "objectified".

Following the criticism, the band hit back – with Jesy telling critics to "sod off!"

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