Olly Murs backs X Factor's Cher

Olly Murs is backing teenage rapper Cher Lloyd in this year's 'The X Factor', as he thinks she's got ''everything'' needed to be a pop star

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This article is from 2010.

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Olly Murs is backing Cher Lloyd in this year's 'The X Factor'.

The 'Please Don't Let Me Go' hitmaker - who came second to Joe McElderry in last year's competition - thinks the 17-year-old singer has "got everything", and entertains him week after week.

He explained: "She proved to everyone that she isn't just a rapper. Cher's got everything. She can perform, she can rap, she can sing, she can do anything. I want something else and Cher's given me that as a viewer. Every week, I feel, 'What is she going to do next?'

"Whereas you expect Rebecca, Aiden and Matt to stand there and sing. Being a performer myself, and dancing and liking to entertain people, Cher is entertaining me every week."

The 26-year-old hunk - who scored a number one with his debut single earlier in the year - admitted while he thinks controversial hopeful Katie Waissel is "fantastic", the public see through her.

Olly added to the Daily Record newspaper: "Every year on 'The X Factor', you have that one character who the public seem to hate. It is like a soap at the end of the day. Unfortunately, you can't fool the public and I think they can see through people.

"I really like Katie. She's fantastic. I think she has an amazing talent. And she's really turned it around in the last couple of weeks."

This article is from 2010.

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