Dinky diva or creative genius? Cher Lloyd's dividing showbiz

X Factor runner-up Cher Lloyd, 18, released her debut single Swagger Jagger yesterday and it looks as if it’ll be a hit.

US über-blogger Perez Hilton is a huge fan, raving about Cher‘s voice and saying of her video: So much energy! We love it!

‘So excited to see where this girl’s career takes her!’

But Louis Walsh slammed Cher Lloyd every week on The X Factor and Sharon Osbourne‘s put the boot in too, saying: She’s too young to be a diva – she hasn’t earned that right.’

The Wanted have called her a kiddy version’ of Jessie J and Example claimed she was only going to be around for 10 minutes’.  Ouch.

Read the full story about Cher Lloyd in Now Magazine dated 1 August – out now!

Now cover 1 August 2011

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