Nicole Scherzinger got into the festival spirit by joining in a colourful Caribbean carnival during a trip to Antigua.

The pop star headed to the country to shoot the Judge's Houses segment for the U.K. version of The X Factor, on which she is a mentor alongside Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow and music manager Louis Walsh.

While choosing the contestants she wants to take to the live shows later this year (13), the former Pussycat Dolls beauty got into the swing of things by joining locals on the beach for a festival.

She was snapped in a pair of skimpy shorts and a bikini top dancing with locals dressed in traditional outfits, and even donned a huge feathered mask in Antigua's official colours of red and yellow.