The singer believes that the N-Dubz star has "got balls" and will be honest with this year's auditionees.
"I'm looking forward to watching Tulisa - I've met her once or twice and we get on," she told Digital Spy.
On whether she would have liked to have been mentored by the singer, she said: "Definitely! She's got attitude and I like that. She knows what people want. She'll go at them because she's got balls."
Asked if she was excited to see Kelly Rowland on the panel, she admitted that she was "unsure" about her, adding: "I loved her when she was in Destiny's Child - they were the best days! I don't really know much about her anymore, but I didn't like her song with David Guetta.
"She's okay, but we're going to have to see whether the public will take to her."
Lloyd's debut single 'Swagger Jagger' is out now.
> Read Digital Spy's interview with Cher Lloyd here
Watch the 'Swagger Jagger' music video below: