Feeling a little flat: Tulisa's live BGT performance (and wardrobe) slammed by viewers

The Voice loses ratings war as it gains a peak of 9.1million viewers compared to a peak of 11million for BGT on Saturday night

By Holly Thomas and Andrea Magrath

Flat note: Tulisa's live performance of her single Young, and her wardrobe choice, were panned by viewers on Sunday night

Tulisa was on a high last night, celebrating her debut solo single going to number one and performing the track to much fanfare on one of the biggest shows on television live.

But while the singer was toasting the performance with all of her showbiz friends at a party after Britain's Got Talent, the claws were coming out on social networking sites.

The 23-year-old's live performance was widely slammed by viewers on Twitter, who ridiculed her singing ability and also her outfit choice.

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Tulisa made the unusual decision to ditch the skyscraper heels and wear flat shoes onstage in order to perform the energetic choreography - a move perhaps to be admired for her practical, down-to-earth approach, and one you would never see most other starlets doing.

'Tulisa love, you really need to learn to dance in heels asap, if you want a long-term career...#justsayin!' wrote one Twitter user.

Tulisa's black flat shoes were certainly practical to dance in, but were not quite as flattering paired with her black and white dress, which was ripped of to reveal a cropped top and shorts ensemble.

Points for practicality: Unlike most female performers, Tulisa sensibly opted for flat shoes to make the dancing side of things a little easier, but the look didn't go down well with fans

The singer later changed from her onstage costume into a cream mini dress and heels to attend her after-party.

Some of the scathing remarks about the performance on Twitter included: 'Sorry but tulisa is talentless.'

Another wrote: 'Tulisa was HORRIBLE on Britain's Got Talent. Never have I appreciated Cheryl Cole more!'

Hundreds of tweets made cheeky reference to the star's recent sex tape scandal.

Outfit change: Tulisa ripped off her dress mid-performance to reveal a cropped top and shorts

'Oh Tulisa? Give her credit, it was better than her tape,' wrote one.

Some of the less racy remarks included: 'Tulisa disappointed me, not once did she slap the mic on her face.'

And: 'Good luck to Tulisa..she's had it hard recently and had a lot to swallow #BGT.'

No problem walking in them: The singer was pictured returning to her trailer from the stage in her flats, and later leaving the studio in a mini dress and heels

Quizzed by Ant and Dec over how she felt after her number, she replied: 'Thank you very good, feels really good, amazing, thank you for all your support.'

Despite the criticism on Twitter, Tulisa was in the celebratory spirit as she arrived at the Rose Club following the show, to celebrate.

She was joined by her X Factor protegées Little Mix, Amelle Berrabah, Chloe Green and her own entourage at the venue where she toasted reaching number one.

It's my party: Tulisa arrived at The Rose Club to celebrate following her performance

Tulisa shot to the top of the charts yesterday with her single, topping off a stellar week which also saw her named the world's sexiest woman by FHM magazine.

The X Factor judge took the spot from Carly Rae Jepsen, whose single Call Me Maybe slipped to number two.

Young was written by Tulisa's ex-boyfriend and former N-Dubz bandmate Fazer.

Support: Her protegées Little Mix turned out to support her

The singer tweeted this evening: 'It's always been a childhood dream of mine to get a No.1 single! Thank you so much to everyone who bought Young. Xx'

She added before her performance: 'Backstage getting ready for BGT! #EXCITED!'

ITV chiefs were thrilled with BGT’s showing on Saturday, when it peaked at 11million viewers to The Voice's 9.1million. BGT also won the highest average rating — 9.5million to 8.2million.

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