Cher Lloyd is an English singer who is of Roman ancestry through her mother. She unsuccessfully auditioned for The X Factor
twice (when the minimum age was lower) singing ballads but it was only after reinventing herself that she got through to see the judges stages. Cher got through to the final, where she performed a mash-up of "The Clapping Song" and "Get Ur Freak On
", followed by a duet with will.i.am, which was a mashup of "Where Is The Love?
" and "I Gotta Feeling
." Lloyd was then eliminated in fourth place, having received the fewest public votes. After the final, it was announced that Syco Music had signed her up.