Cher Lloyd: New X Factor judges bring "different edge" to the show

Cher Lloyd

The X Factor 2010's Cher Lloyd has said she reckons this year's series will be brilliant, suggesting we could see a different type of contestant audition for the show after her success last year. Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Cher said she hoped she's inspired others to try out.

Cher said: “Hopefully people saw me reach the finals with something a bit different and that might inspire them to enter this year.”

This year's series will see three new judges - US star Kelly Rowland, N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos and Take That front man Gary Barlow - join Louis Walsh on the panel, and Cher says the line up change will bring a new edge to the show.

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“I actually think it will be brilliant this year. I think Tulisa will bring a different edge," the 18-year-old tells the newspaper today.

She adds: "Do you know what I’d love? A whole load of Chers in a girl band – that would be fantastic!"

We're not sure most would agree with that...

Meanwhile the youngster - who releases her debut single 'Swagger Jagger' today - has confessed she's barely in touch with any of her fellow finalists from last year's show, apart from Mary!

Cher admitted: "I’m really only in touch with Mary. We text all the time. She gives me advice and we talk about lots of personal stuff.

"She’s been a good friend to me.”

The X Factor 2011 starts next month on ITV1.

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