The reality TV judge claimed that the young singer, who impressed the panel with her rendition of 'Turn My Swag On', is a perfect match for the ITV1 series.
Speaking in the first ever edition of X magazine, he said: "Cher Lloyd, well, you've seen the pick-up on this girl. There are a lot of people her age who would love her and that's what we're looking for. Someone who's got it together themselves."
Cowell also singled out Nicola Festa, who he branded the "most egotistical contestant" in the show's history, and Paije Richardson for praise.
"Nicola's self-belief is staggering, I find that quite interesting," he said. "Paije is the opposite, not so sure of himself but he battled through and I liked that."
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