Need some sleep, Cher? 'Fragile' X Factor
hopeful emerges with very puffy eyes
At just 17, Cher Lloyd is one of the X Factor's youngest contestants.
it appears the pressure of the hit TV show is taking its toll on the
The singer, from Malvern in Worcestershire, was
today photographed looking exhausted, with puffy eyes and a scowl as she
made her way to the practice studios.
Tired eyes: Cher Lloyd looked worn out as she
turned up for rehearsals at the ITV studios in London today
Showing the strain: The hopeful looked like she
was feeling the pressure
It comes just days after the X Factor hopeful admitted that she had a
'meltdown' before her appearance on last week's show.
teenager, whose appearance has been likened to Cheryl Cole, confessed
that she had thrown a strop because she was unhappy about what show
stylists wanted her to wear.
The contestants were today
photographed ahead of their final preparations before the live show on
Saturday. This week's theme is 'Musical Heroes'.
now just 14 left vying for the X Factor top spot - with a
£1million recording contract prize and an almost guaranteed Christmas
In the girls group are Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson,
Treyc Cohen and
Katie Waissel, while the remaining boys are Aiden Grimshaw, Matt Cardle
and Paije Richardson.
The over 28s are Mary Byrne, John Adeleye,
Storm Lee and Wagner Carrilho, while the remaining groups are Diva
Fever, Belle Amie and One Direction.
Here come the girls: From left, Rebecca, Treyc,
Cher and Katie
Diva Fever today
looked like they'd made up after an alleged bust-up during rehearsals
camp duo - Craig Saggers and Joe Al-Smadi - apparently argued over who
should take the lead in the performance this
A source told Metro yesterday: 'Diva Fever have been
arguing throughout the day on which lines each of them gets to sing of
this week's song. It's not ideal with just 48 hours to go.'
Friends reunited: Camp duo Diva Fever - Craig
Saggers and Joe Al-Smadi - look like they've made up after an alleged
bust-up during rehearsals
Fans' favourites: Aiden Grimshaw, left,
pulls a face for the cameras, while an indecisive Matt Cardle carries a
selection of shirts into the studio
Cardle - one of the favourites to win - clearly couldn't make up
his mind about what to wear, carrying a selection of shirts into the
Another of the fans' favourites, Aiden Grimshaw, went for
a patriotic look with what looked like a Union Jack around his neck.
Wagner Carrilho, left, keeps it casual in
tracksuit bottoms and flip flops, while Paije Richardson looks nervous
ahead of Musical Heroes Week this Saturday
Which way? One Direction look unsure of which
direction to take to the studio
Making moves: Choreographer Brian Friedman
gets ready to put the contestants through their paces, while over 28s
finalist Mary Bryne looks confident.