2012 SXSW Flashback: Cher Lloyd

Lyndsey Parker

Everyone on this side of the pond is all aflutter over the recent news that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have joined the "X Factor USA" judging panel, but another "X Factor" pop queen is about to conquer America: Cher Lloyd, the fresh, fierce, and fearless finalist from Season 7 of "The X Factor U.K." (the same season that spawned One Direction), who's gearing up for the U.S. release of her irresistible first pop-blitz album, Sticks + Stones, on L.A. Reid's Epic Records.

Cher recently made her live U.S. debut at Austin's South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival, and while she was messing with Texas, she swung by Yahoo! Music's hotel room, which we'd miraculously transformed into a "Bedroom Sessions" hangout space/acoustic showroom for the weekend. (Check out some more SXSW performances here.) There, Cher performed an unplugged version of her debut Stateside single, "I Want U Back," then chatted with Reality Rocks about her plans for world domination. Check out the videos here!

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