It was the start of her big comeback.
But unfortunately for Tulisa, her guest mentor stint at Louis Walsh’s Judges’ Houses in Bermuda on this year’s X Factor was a total washout.
Talk about bad luck, eh?
According to The Sun, filming was forced to halt after the promise of blue skies and nothing but sun was cruelly taken away.
A source told the paper: “We were promised non-stop sunshine, instead we had gales, rain, thunder and lightning.
“It was Bermuda’s worst August in years and threw the whole schedule into chaos because we couldn’t film anything in such awful conditions.
“The result was a lot of hanging around, waiting for a pocket of sun, and a lot of stress for the crew.”
Luckily, Tulisa managed to finish filming her rather elaborate entrance before the heaven’s opened – by emerging from the sea in a white bikini.
That’s one way to get people talking about her return.
And unlike her debut album, Tulisa’s return recieved rave reviews from the final six Groups.
“The final six groups were delighted to have Tulisa as a guest judge because they know she knows what she’s talking about,” the insider revealed.
“She proved herself when she won the show as mentor to Little Mix in series eight, so it made sense to have her back again.”
And it would seem that Louis has missed having Tulisa (who he once described as a chav in a tracksuit – nice) by his side.
The source added: “Louis also wanted someone who would be totally honest about the performances, and Tulisa was definitely honest when she was critiquing them.
“It was still a very difficult decision for Louis, though. The standard of the groups this year is high and there were no obvious weak links in the final six.”
The X Factor returns Saturday 30 August at 8pm on ITV1.
[Tulisa returns to The X Factor and she's in a bikini]
[Mike GLC: Tulisa RUINED my life]