Cher Lloyd publicly broke down in tears when told about an internet hate campaign against her and admitted she does not expect to win the X factor final this weekend.
At a press conference ahead of Saturday’s final, the 17-year-old was asked how she felt about the online hate campaign and the fact ‘Hate Cher’ had become one of the most popular phrases on Twitter.
“I didn’t know there was a hate campaign,” she replied, before breaking down in tears.
Her mentor Cheryl Cole added: “We always tell them to avoid any bad stuff like that, they’ve got to get out there on the Saturday night and perform, so we’ve got to get their head in to a positive place.”
Cher Lloyd also admitted that she did not expect to win the final this weekend.
“Everyone knows I’m not going to win, so I might as well expect it,” she said. “I’m the rapper. It’s not normally people like me who get a chance on this show.”
Show boss Simon Cowell also confirmed the duets for Saturday’s final. Robbie Williams will be performing with boyband One Direction, Rhianna will duet with Matt Cardle, Will.I.Am will be joining Cher Lloyd and Rebecca Ferguson will be performing with Christina Aguilera.