Friday, November 23, 2012

Showing them how the Brits do it: Cher Lloyd receives a standing ovation for her performance on X Factor USA

By Louise Saunders

She shot to fame on the UK version of The X Factor in 2010.

And Cher Lloyd made sure to show the American contestants how it's done as she took to the stage on X Factor USA on Thursday night.

The 19-year-old pop starlet performed her new single, Oath, ahead of the voting being announced, and seemed to delight the audience with her energetic show.

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How the Brits do it: Cher Lloyd wowed as she performed her new track, Oath, on X Factor USA on Thursday night

Wearing a skimpy silver sequin bralet with high-waisted denim tassle-detail shorts, the Want U Back hitmaker took to the stage alongside a troupe of backing dancers for the high-energy performance.

The Malvern-born singer teamed her sexy ensemble with a pair of punky leather studded boots and black over-the-knee socks, with her long brunette locks flowing around her shoulders.

And Cher certainly seeemd excited at the prospect of appearing on the show.

Writing on her Twitter page, she said: 'About to hit the stage @TheXFactorUSA !!!xxx(:'

Energetic: The 19-year-old starlet received a standing ovation for her energy-packed performance

Former contestant: Cher shot to fame on the UK X Factor back in 2010

The teen star delighted the audience with her performance, with the audience showing their appreciation with a standing ovation.

Meanwhile, Khloe Kardashian - who co-hosts the talent show alongside Mario Lopez - branded the showcase 'phenomenal'.

And judge L.A. Reid seemed particularly impressed with Cher's talents, taking to Twitter to sing her praises, as well as posting a snap of the pair together.

Pop princess: Cher opted for a sexy bralet and denim short combo as she took to the stage

He tweeted: 'Sensational performance by @CherLloyd.'

Despite The X Factor launching Cher's career after she finished fourth on the show back in 2010, the 19-year-old star insisted it wasn't an easy route to stardom.

She recently told Attitude magazine: 'What annoys me is when you get other celebs saying that this is the easy route. Because it's not. It's the most nerve-wracking, and your whole life changes immediately.

Showbiz pals: L.A. Reid branded the star's performance 'sensational' before posting a snap of the duo on his Twitter page

'I haven't done those things that people have told me to do. I haven't changed. The team I have, they know how to co-operate with me, that to make the best of what we've got is not to tell me, but to ask me.'

Thursday night's X Factor USA saw 13-year-old Beatrice Miller break down in floods of tears as she was told she would be leaving the competition.

Meanwhile, Britney Spears lost another contestant from her Teens category when Arin Ray was sent home.

Heartbroken: Little Beatrice Miller was sent home from The X Factor on Thursday night after sobbing her way through her performance

The dream is over: Britney Spears lost another act when Arin Ray was sent home from the competition

VIDEO: Cher performs her new single Oath on X Factor USA



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