Cher Lloyd's 'X Factor' tears
Cher Lloyd broke down after her performance of Shakespeare's sister's 'Stay' on 'The X Factor' last night
Cher Lloyd broke down after her performance on 'The X Factor' last night (30.10.10).
The 17-year-old singer performed Shakespeare's Sister's song 'Stay', amazing the show's judges, but leaving her sobbing as they praised her performance.
Head judge Simon Cowell told her: "That wasn't just the performance of the night. It was the performance of the whole season."
Cher – who has until this week put a rap into each of her performances – also won over judge Louis Walsh.
He said: "I don't know why you are crying, that was an absolutely amazing performance. You are not a one-trick pony rapper."
Her mentor on the show, Cheryl Cole, added: "I love you. That was amazing."
Meanwhile another of Cheryl's acts, Rebecca Ferguson, won high praise for her version of Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game', with Simon comparing her to former show winner Leona Lewis.
He told Rebecca: "You reminded me of when Leona Lewis was on the show and every week I saw her turn more and more into a star."
Rebecca's performance even saw one of the other finalists, Treyc Cohen, moved to praising her "unique" voice.
Treyc said: "I'm a very confident person and I know I have one of the strongest voices in the competition.
But I think if it came down to it Rebecca would win over me because she has such a unique voice.
"Having said that it wouldn't be a problem if she went on to win and I didn't. I want her to do well and I know she feels the same."
Meanwhile finalist Matt Cardle was slammed for his performance of Leona's 'Bleeding Love', apart from by fourth judge Dannii Minogue, although she admitted he was having a bad week.
She said: "What is going on? I am dumbfounded that that's not a strong week for you. I'm absolutely blown away with the other comments.
"You sang that incredibly, the notes in that were so extraordinary, I dare any other guy to sing that song."
One act will be voted off 'The X Factor' tonight (31.10.10).