Essex boy Olly tips Cher or One Direction to win

Last year’s X Factor runner-up Olly Murs thinks Cher Lloyd could win the competition because she’s so versatile.

Cher‘s got everything. She can perform, she can rap, she can sing, she can do anything,’ says Olly, 26.

‘Every week, I feel, “What is she going to do next?”‘

Olly, who lost out in 2009 to Joe McElderry, thinks Cheryl Cole lookalike Cher, 17, is a talented all-round entertainer who deserves to go all the way.

‘I want something else and Cher‘s given me that as a viewer,’ he tells the Daily Record.

‘Whereas you expect Rebecca, Aiden and Matt to stand there and sing, Cher is entertaining me every week.

‘I think One Direction have got a fantastic chance as well.’

Painter and decorator Matt Cardle is still the bookies’ favourite to win The X Factor, with Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction currently tipped for second and third place.

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