Monday, January 3, 2011

My Style & Your Style...Rihanna vs Cher Lloyd...

Cher Lloyd, 17, is a student from Malvern, Worcestershire, where she lives with her parents Darren and Dina, brother Josh, 15, and sisters Sophie, 14, and Rosie, 12.She is of Romany ancestry through her mother.She studied performing arts at Dyson Perrins CE Sports College in 2009.She auditioned for The X Factor twice before (when the minimum age was lower) singing ballads but it was only after reinventing herself that she got through to see the judges.Lloyd has previously performed at holiday camps and said she gets a mixed reaction to her music.She auditioned singing the Keri Hilson version of "Turn My Swag On".At bootcamp she sang a rap version of "Viva La Vida"adding lyrics she claimed to have written herself, but this was disputed and reports claimed she took them from a song by rapper Swizz Beatz.
At the judges' houses she performed "Cooler Than Me"but suffered a throat infection and was unable to complete her song.She was given a second chance, but broke down sobbing and could not complete the song. Despite this, she was picked as one of the final three girls by mentor Cole. Lloyd sang a rendition of "Just Be Good to Me" in the first of the live shows. In the second live show she sang "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)". In the fourth live show she sang "Stay" and did not rap for the first time. Cowell called the performance the best of the series. In the seventh week, Lloyd was in the bottom two for the first time after her rendition of "Imagine". Cowell, Cole and Walsh all saved her, resulting in Paije Richardson being eliminated.In the semi-final, Lloyd performed "Nothin' on You" and "Love the Way You Lie" and was in the bottom two with Mary Byrne. She was saved by the judges and put through to the final,where she performed a mashup of "The Clapping Song" and "Get Ur Freak On", followed by a duet with, which was a mashup of "Where Is the Love?" and "I Gotta Feeling". Lloyd was then eliminated in fourth place, having received the fewest public votes.

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