The X Factor: Cher Lloyd wowed Cheryl Cole With Her Audition

16-year-old Cher Lloyd wowed The X Factor judges with her rendition of Soulja Boy’s hit ‘Turn My Swag On’.

Cher Lloyd

The performance led to a standing ovation from the audience and won high praise from Simon Cowell and fellow judges Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and guest judge Natalie Imbruglia.

Cheryl Cole said: “You are right up my street! You are actually my favourite audition so far. Little bit of attitude there, I like it.”

In an interview with The Sunday Mirror, Cher Lloyd admitted that she loves Cheryl and enjoys the fact that many people think she resembles her.

She said:

“I admire her ­fashion, her looks and I even have a tattoo of a ­musical note like hers on my hand.

“I’m not even old enough to have a tattoo, but I have three. I know it’s naughty. It’s funny when people say I look like her – we’re ­different, but I’ll take it as a compliment.”

On her hopes for the future she added:

“I want to be the ­female equivalent of Dappy in N-Dubz. I can sing as well as rap, but I’d love to become a world-famous ­rapper, so that’s what I hope to achieve from the show.”

But she has no plans to sing any songs by her namesake Cher. She said:

“I think I am named after Cher. I do know a few of her songs, but I’d draw the line at wearing a Cher outfit to a fancy dress party. Not cool.”

After Cher was given the thumbs-up by the panel on Saturday Night, she was quickly installed as the 5/1 favourite to win the entire contest. A spokesman from Ladbrokes, told OK Magazine, “Cher impressed Cheryl and the punters definitely took the bait. They seem to love her and she’s definitely the stand-out act of the series so far.”

Cher, from Malvern in Worcestershire, discussed her new found fame on the ‘This Morning’ show, saying, “It’s a bit weird I’d say. Because you’re walking down the street and no one takes any notice of you, then all of a sudden it’s like ‘Are you from X Factor?’ I don’t know what to do with myself then”.