Cher Lloyd: X Factor was better when I was on it
Cher Lloyd thinks 'The X Factor' was better when she was a contestant on the show
Cher Lloyd thinks 'The X Factor' was better when she was a contestant on the show.
The 'Swagger Jagger' hitmaker - who shot to fame after finishing fourth in the ITV1 competition last year - admitted while this series has been "bigger and very dramatic", she thinks the talent was better when she took part.
Speaking at the T4 Stars of 2011 event at London's Earl's Court on Sunday (11.12.11), she told BANG Showbiz: "It's bigger and very dramatic but I'm not sure it's better than my year.
"They are very lucky to have had that experience of playing at Wembley for the final. I've played there since being on the show and it's an amazing feeling."
However, the 18-year-old singer reassured runners-up Marcus Collins and Amelia Lily - who narrowly lost out on the 'X Factor' crown to winners Little Mix in Sunday's final - that failing to win the show doesn't spell the end of their singing dream.
Cher explained: "It's not about whether you win 'X Factor' or not, it's the effort you put in and the work you do to make yourself a success.
"And people need to believe in you as well, if no-one believes in you and you don't believe in yourself then you're never going to do it."