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Is the circus in town? Nadine Coyle sported a giant afro, thigh-high boots and a purple corset as she performed at The Splash Club in New York
She's clearly determined to make a success of her solo career, despite the fact her debut single Insatiable sold less than 117 copies.
So Nadine Coyle could be forgiven for pulling out all the stops for her performance at New York's Splash Club.
However, the 26-year-old looked like she should be part of a circus as she took to the stage with her hair teased into a huge afro, wearing a pair of black thigh-high boots, knickers, purple corset and tiara.
Unique style: The new look is a drastic departure from Nadine's usual appearance, but she clearly wanted to make an impact as she performed her new single Sweetest High
Nadine appeared at the club to promote her debut solo album Insatiable and her newest single Sweetest High.
It was claimed recently that Girls Aloud star Nadine had turned to former Spice Girls singer Mel B for advice on how to make it in America after proving less than successful in the UK.
A source said: 'Nadine Is desperate to prove herself outside Girls Aloud. But nobody has heard of her in the US.
Delighted: The very bronzed singer waves at her excited fans as she leaves the stage
Svelte: Nadine showed off her tiny figure in the outfit, which included a purple tiara and elbow-length gloves
'Mel has had reality shows and came second in Dancing with the Stars. Nadine wants that kind of success.'
While Nadine is hoping for solo success, she is also set to rejoin Girls Aloud at the end of the year after their 12-month hiatus is over.
However, bandmate Nicola Roberts said recently that she and Nadine, along with Sarah Harding, Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh, will have to reconsider their 'musical direction' following their solo careers.
What a difference: Nadine's heavy make-up and huge frizzy hair was in sharp contrast to her usual look
She said: 'I suppose we would have to get together and take each person’s individual influence into account and really summarise that.'
Nicola added she can't wait to be reunited with the girls after their break.
She said: 'The best bit is just really being in each other’s company every day and all of the fun we have.
'The dramas that go on and the craziness of being in the Girls Aloud dressing room - it’s just so much fun.'
Nadine's appearance at the Splash Club comes ahead of her re-releasing a new version of Insatiable later this year.
Talking about trying to make it in America, Nadine said: 'It's a challenge! You've got to come, you've got to work hard. I remember the days beginning at 16, 17 years old in Girls Aloud.
'Nobody knew us, nobody cared. We'd do university shows and people threw beers cans at us.
'All sorts of crazy things! We had to work really hard to get where we did.'