Monday, 13 December 2010

Sulky Cher Lloyd snubs Matt Cardle's X Factor triumph as she avoids show finale performance (in favour of the canteen)



All alone: X Factor reject Cher Lloyd, seen here in the canteen at the show's studios in London last night, failed to join Matt Cardle on stage during his winner's song with the rest of the contestants

There's clearly no love lost between Cher Lloyd and X Factor winner Matt Cardle.

As the painter-decorator was crowned champion last night, the sulky 17-year-old failed to join him on stage with the rest of the delighted contestants, who hugged him and lauded him with praise on his big night.

Cher, who has thrown all manner of hissy fits during the show, was shown the door on Saturday night.

After arriving at the X Factor studios in London with a smile painted on her face yesterday, she was later spotted slouching around the canteen all alone buying a can of coke.

It comes amid reports of a growing rift between Cher and the other finalists, who have reportedly distanced themselves from her in recent weeks.

On the X Factor spin-off show the Xtra Factor, Simon Cowell alluded to the bad feelings when he said: 'Everyone [the contestants] was happy for Matt, apart from one.'

No love lost: Matt was joined by the rest of his delighted fellow contestants, but Cher was a no-show

Big moment: One Direction, right, put aside their disappointment to congratulate Matt as Rebecca Ferguson watched on smiling

In contrast Rebecca Ferguson, who Louis Walsh has described as the 'nicest contestant' in the show, was full of praise for Cardle.

Accepting her defeat graciously, she said: 'I'm so happy, so grateful and Matt's amazing. I'm just so happy to have got this far.'

According to reports this weekend Lloyd lashed out at the show's judges on Saturday night as she crashed out of the show, railing: 'I didn't want to win anyway.'

Emotional: Matt breaks down as he is joined by close friend Aiden Grimshaw and the rest of the gang as he performed his winner's single, a cover of Biffy Clyro’s Many Of Horror (When We Collide)

Bye bye then: Cher was wearing Lipsy floral paracute pants and high-heeled red ankle boots when she arrived at the X Factor studios earlier in the day

She claimed there was a conspiracy against her, despite landing the lowest number of public votes of the four remaining acts.

And in an incredible about turn, despite months of pleading to be kept on the show, she said hadn't needed it to launch her career anyway.

The Sunday Mirror claimed that the 17-year-old launched into an incredible outburst at production staff during rehearsals for the final this week, ranting: 'I didn't want to win anyway. I'm going to make it anyway. You lot can stick it up your a***.'

Her rant came after yet another shaky run-through in the run-up to the weekend's finals.

Grin and bare it: The failed X-Factor finalist had a somewhat fixed smile ahead of the final of the competition - which she was sent packing from on Saturday night

The paper said she pointed at the show’s choreographers and singing coaches and screamed: 'You lot have wanted me out from the beginning. All of you have.

'I know Danni and Louis have hated me from the beginning – but I don’t care. I couldn’t give a f***. I’ve got ­Cheryl Cole, that’s all that matters.'

Her outburst was met with an embarrassed silence. A source said: 'No one could believe a 17-year-old could be quite so disrespectful to a group of seasoned professionals with a lot of experience in this industry.'

The wannabe was equally cocky on Saturday night after she failed to thank mentor Cheryl Cole from the stage after host Dermot O'Leary told her she'd failed to make the grand final.

Sent packing: Cher Lloyd was given the boot from the X Factor in the first part of the weekend's final showdown, seen here being consoled by host Dermot O'Leary and mentor Cheryl Cole

Then sneering to staff backstage, the paper reports Cher said: 'You haven’t seen the last of me, definitely not.

'I’m going to use this as my platform and I’m going to make sure I’m the biggest Goddamn thing to ever come out of the X Factor. And that’s not being cocky; it’s just being very, very ­committed to what I do.'

The hopeful from Malvern, Worcestershire, was the bookies favourite to face the chop on Satuday after the public failed to warm to her perceived arrogance.

Her departure came after mash-up of the Clapping Song and Get Ur Freak On, which drew praise from show supremo Simon Cowell.

She's got swagger: Cher Lloyd performed a mash-up of The Belle Stars Clapping Song and Missy Elliot Get Ur Freak On

He said: 'Cher, you smashed that – that’s why I’m happy that you got through. You are my favourite little brat – a little brat with a heart of gold.'
She then shared the stage with Black Eyed Peas star, starting with Where Is The Love before duetting on the band's more recent hit, I Got A Feelin'.
For what turned out to be her last stand, Cher performed two songs, kicking off with a mash-up of The Belle Stars Clapping Song and Missy Elliot Get Ur Freak On.

She then shared the stage with Black Eyed Peas star, starting with Where Is The Love, which Cheryl described as the 'perfect collaboration.'

The duo jumped around the stage, which was lit up with a laser display, as they belted out the hit song together.

'That was possibly the best thing I've ever done in my life,' Cher said afterwards.
The pair then duetted on the band's more recent hit I Got A Feelin'.

Cowell gave her high praise afterwards, telling her: 'Using one of Cheryl's expressions I'm going to say you smashed that.

'This is why I am happy we put you through. You are my favourite little brat with a heart of gold. My favourite performance of yours so far.'

'Perfect collaboration': Cher took to the stage with Black Eyed Peas star, performing I Gotta Feeling after kicking off solo with Where Is The Love on Saturday

Mentor Cheryl added: 'I saw something in you Cher the second you walked in that audition room. You are here in the final tonight no matter what controversy you've faced and I hope to see you smashing it again.'

Cher held it together and refrained from turning on the water works as she thanked everyone for their support over the course of the contest as she was given the news.
'Thank you to everybody that ever believed in me,' she said.

'My highlight is standing on this stage with and I thank everyone who arranged that for me and to him.'

With the fans: Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills talks to Cher's former headteacher in her hometown of Malvern, Worcestershire

Cher has come in the bottom two twice and no act in the show's history has managed to clinch the X Factor crown after coming in this position during the contest.

However, despite her disappointment, the teenager is still on course to get a record contract.

Her mentor Cheryl Cole has described her as the 'future generation of music' while Simon Cowell is also a big fan.

The music mogul is set to give £1million contracts to all the acts in the final four - and win or lose Matt Cardle is on course to earn a cool £5million over the next few year, according to music industry insiders.

Cowell confirmed this weekend: 'They've all got something. They're all brilliant. '

source: dailymail

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