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Cher Lloyd: 'Swagger Jagger'

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Cher Lloyd: 'Swagger Jagger'
Released on Sunday, Jul 31 2011

The ambiguous comments made by last year's X Factor judges were as much a staple of the show as its laugh-out-loud auditionees; praising the contestants for "owning that song" and "looking like a popstar", while Simon was "one million per cent" certain that more than 20 acts would go on to win the competition. That said, despite Cheryl Cole's more pinpoint description of Cher Lloyd as "right up my street", public opinion is polarised when it comes to Louis Walsh's patented "likeability" litmus test.

Her debut single does little to change that, accusing her "haterz" of pilfering her wildly cherished swagger - the same people who are also looking, tweeting, youtubing and generally social media-baiting her. "I can't stop, it's what I'm gon' be/ My swagger's in check," she brattishly sing-speaks over a chunky schoolyard beat and squiggly club synths, before launching into a chorus that pinches the melody of 'Oh My Darling Clementine'. On paper it sounds like a disaster - but for its sheer balls, we're siding with Cheryl on this one.



Watch Cher Lloyd's 'Swagger Jagger' video below:

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