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X Factor: And Then There Was Cher!

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We are sooooo happy Cher Lloyd did NOT rap in this song. She didn't have a big production and didn't do anything other than just sing. And that she did. Quite well!

Her take on the Shakespear's Sister classic Stay was one of our two favorite performances of the evening.

It was great - and much needed! - to see this different side of Cher. Variety and vulnerability!

Great job!

Check it out (above)!

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61 comments to “X Factor: And Then There Was Cher!”

  1. 1

    hauntingly beautiful! :D cher is by far my favorite xfactor contestant this season!

  2. 2

    horrible. this girl cannot sing. is this the best the xfactor can come up with? with all the talent in the world? geezus!

  3. 3

    This performance told me one thing- She has a mildly average voice which tends to be flat in places.
    Nothing special.

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  5. 5

    wow i wasnt expecting that!!!

  6. 6

    Not the strongest voice in the world, but I enjoyed it. She's great.

  7. 7

    I LOVE THIS SONG!!!! I LOVE CHER EVEN BETTER!!! HERE SHE IS!! )) hello from Russia!!!

  8. 8

    I hope that Simon does't overdue it to the point that she does not win,which she should. What a unique voice!

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  11. 11

    Is this the best Britain has to offer? It was pitchy and flat at times and I agree with the other poster…why buy her rendition when the original is much much better. She probably make a better actress than a singer…her crying tonight was over the top and for Simon to say that it was the best this entire season was over the top as well…you're losing credibilty Simon.

  12. 12

    Cheryl Cole's mini-me. Not impressed.

  13. 13

    how can she not stay on key, ever??

  14. 14

    Re: seximexi03 – You said everything I was going to type =) In my opinion this was my favorite performance I have ever seen on X Factor. I really hope she wins! Even if she doesn't this girl has an EPIC career ahead of her for sure!!

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  16. 16

    she can't sing…?

  17. MUNON says – reply to this



  18. 18

    Okay, I love this girl. :) And even if she doesn't win–she will definetly have a succesful career… how short or long, danno, but she'll get there, lol! :)

  19. Dusss says – reply to this


    Hmm.. I like her at the beginning, but I'm already very tired of her…

    She's fake, a wannabee

  20. 20

    That girl has no range what-so-ever.
    She wasn't even on key the majority of the song.

    She also needs to learn how to control her voice.

  21. 21

    ehhh, she is getting world wide publicity…UK has better to offer than this.. I hope Wagner stays in longer than Cher…. dislike dislike dislike

  22. 22

    I'm usually harsh on people.

    But, wow.

  23. 23

    Pleasantly surprised with this performance!!

    Before this, I believed that Cher couldn't carry a tune and was nothing more than a one-trick rapping pony. But this really did prove that she has some talent behind the rapping persona, and that this is a MUCH better look for her than the rapping is.

    Great performance, and she needs to stick with singing and not "talk-singing"

  24. 24

    Re: kalijuri – THANK you! Can't stand her..seriously, is that singing? ( I'm a trained vocalist, to anyone that says I'm being judgemental).

  25. 25

    cher rocks.

  26. 26

    For all the people who don't think this is good, I'd like to see you try and do better. She did a great job, she's only 17 and she's unique. She's got her own voice and can sing as well as rap which most girls can't sound good doing. I hope she wins, if she doesn't she's for sure in the top three.

  27. 27

    she wears more makeup than trannys and I think she is annoying she tries to look like she is a sweet little girl and that she writes lyrics but she is sooo fake anyway we are doomed we will hear a lot more from her in the future

  28. 28

    sounds almost like Olivia Newton John but not as good as Newton-John

  29. 29

    Cher will not have a very long career because she is not very likable. Some love her and majority don't care for her. Why judges Cheryl and Simon continue to support her is beyond me. It's the quiet ones, the ones you don't really notice until the end when they blow you away. Cher is bound to be disappointed.

  30. 30

    This is the first singer on one of those shows ever that Ive seen that just has that intangible it factor. A couple of times she did go a bit off. But I think people confuse her singing style for being off key, but she goes under the key alot intenionaly, and she does it in a way that makes her singing style fresh and interesting. If every singer sounded exactly the same it would be really boring!

  31. 31

    Re: irtabby – I don't understand the logic in what you're saying….do you mean singing off key makes her voice unique, fresh and interesting? If that's the case, then Wagner should win X Factor. (LOL)

  32. 32

    That was a beautiful performance and I think that she sounded good! However, she could use a bit more coaching with her singing voice bc its not perfect but it is really good!

  33. 33

    Re: xcalibur – 1988? …No…Stay released in 1992. A quick google search could've told you that.
    I'm not a cher fan but I think she really nailed this song. More singing and less of the rapping.

  34. 34

    Oh, my, God, - I just made this ID so I could leave a comment on how awful that preformance was - she can't hold a note, out of pitch a million times over, and she sounds like a five year old trying to belt it out when its not going to happen. It's really sad that there's people out there who CAN acctually sing and due to popularity, talent gets over looked or forgotten. Whats even more disgusting is that fact that Simon is praising that preformance - just shows that UK ratings have just made him its B**ch.

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  36. 36

    She does have voice! May be not as beautiful and powerful as someone else! But she got talent, she knows what she wanna do, makes experiments, takes risks! I love her as a talent person, future POP STAR, but not jazz-cafe power singer or soul performer!

  37. 37

    get this thing off my tv kthx

  38. 38

    perez only likes her because she looks like a mini drag queen…usually sings like one too

    she hasnt really sang the entire competition…so her meek singing i guess was a surprise

    best act tonite…aiden and his version of thriller

    was it good? nope….but i love the fact that he knows it…and it shows on his face

  39. 39

    Re: FearlessLi – I agree. I've loved Cher from the very first audition and I've been trying to figure out why. I think it's because even though her voice doesn't have the range and the depth she brings a diamond in the rough kind of feel about her. She's young, eagered to perfom, loves the stage (and the stage loves her) and she gets away with not having that perfect voice because of her gritty bambi-ish way of performing.

    I'd rather watch her, than someone with a perfect voice but with absolutely no charisma what so ever.

  40. 40

    I used to love, love, love this song but now I can't listen to it again after this whore ruined it!! Thanks a lot bitch.

  41. 41

    I really dont get the big attraction - she did sound ok last night but according to the news she has had tantrums and apparantely she was a bully at school.

  42. 42

    I dont think her singing is bad, and her voice is pretty. Her big problem is that horrible vibrato she has, she really needs to work it out, unless is due to nervous problems. I notice she always gets nervous when goes out at stage.

  43. 43

    Personally, I am not a Cher fan … But … Even I thought this was amazing.
    It WASN'T flat, pitchy or off key. It was very beautiful and emotional.
    Haters Gonna Hate I guess, come on guys quit all the malicious hatred and either say something nice or keep it to yourself, she's only 17, theres no need to be Nasty and cruel.
    I think she sang beautifully. x

  44. Niloo says – reply to this


    umm am i the only one that doesnt like her voice? maybe. but I think her voice is too shakey. anyone can sing like her with a singing coach. ive heard her sing better songs.

  45. 45

    Not a fan of the original, but it was head and shoulders above this performance.

  46. 46

    There something very odd about Chers manner off the stage.. I find her freaky. and she so doesn't pull of the rap thing so this is a step forward

  47. 47

    Love it!

  48. 48

    she's usually terrible, her rapping and dancing tend to make me cringe. but this was better. by better i mean pretty average. i don't see how any of this lot got this far…

  49. 49

    i LOved this performance cher is my favourite and if she brought this song out i'd buy it! and wagner wtf???? it's like he makes the whole x factor a joke and artists (like cher) but i think one direction will win but whatever cher will do great!

  50. 50

    this performance told me one thing- She has a mildly average voice which tends to be flat in places.
    Nothing special.
    I agree. I don't know, other than the fact that she is good looking, why the judges are so taken with her.

  51. 51

    cheryl really is trying to make her into a little mini-me. The eye makeup with the gems outlining it was used in a girls aloud video. And a lot of other things are really similar too, except for the fact that cheryl will always be 100x better looking.

  52. 52

    i cant stop listening to her. the original is great, but this is much more RAW and REAL. you can feel the emotions in her voice. kinda reminds me cyndi lauper-kind of. and that song made me think of someone special, so i got chills all over my body. CHER YOU NAILED IT! i want to buy that song. release it. maybe as a live version too? BEST PERFORMANCE of the season, totally agree with Simon

  53. 53

    I was thought she did a great job considering I don't rate her, but not the best of the entire series, to all those who are saying she did not sing this perfect and saying she was flat I think you're being too critical, many loved and celebrated established artists can't sing perfect LIVE and they've had years of polishing. This is a 17 year-old girl on a singing competition where the acts are meant to progress and that is whats she is doing.

  54. 54

    The is one of 2 performances that I've liked of hers. I like that she actually sang. He voice sounded beautiful at times, though other times she sounded average. It shakes a bit more than it should.

  55. 55

    Amazing loved it!!

  56. 56

    I love how your all on your fucking soap boxes giving it all your best judges impressions "can't sing", blah fucking blah! She was emotional singing that song thats why it sounded flat in places.

  57. 57

    VERY out of key. I did not like that at all… what are these judges hearing?

    and this is coming from a fan of Cher…

  58. 58

    she was so good!

  59. 59

    Re: EbonyhaloShe is always flat!!!!!! She is awful! And yes, I used to sing competitively, so I do think I can say she sucks!

  60. 60

    Re: Anuradha Meddows-Mccartney Lennon-Bulsara – Someone else vocally trained, thank god, you know how horrible she is too. So sad, I think most of these people are tone deaf.

  61. 61

    Loved her first audition, haven’t liked her since. I just hate her attitude, her cockiness is not appealing in the slightest. This performance was good but so overrated. Saying it’s the best performace of the season? Really? By anyone else standards (Matt, Rebecca,Treyc- the STRONG vocalists) this would’ve been a very average vocal performance. I really want to like her again but there are much better people in the competition. Matt and Rebecca are in a different league to the others.