Some people will love this, some will hate it. I think it’s good, as it’s not every day you see a 17-year-old take on the roles of both Jay-Z and Alicia Keys on Empire State Of Mind and get away with it.
Of all the current crop of contenders on The X Factor, there are three who stand out as love/hate figures. Cher Lloyd of them of them, along with Katie Waissel and Wagner.
She doesn’t quite nail either part of this song but then she is trying to outdo one of the best rappers in the world and one of the best singers in the world. So what chance did she stand?
Still, she has a good go at it and doesn’t ruin the song by any stretch of the imagination. I’m not sure Lloyd will win The X Factor this year but she should make the final at least.