X FACTOR hopeful Cher Lloyd was shattered last night, after her homecoming gig flopped.
The singer, 17, played a free show at the Three Counties Showground near her home town of Malvern, Worcs – but hundreds stayed away devastating the fragile star.
The gig was meant to be the highlight of a trip home, during which the rapper visited her former primary school.
But forced to endure a long wait in the cold, fans booed until Cheryl Cole introduced her act, saying: “Please welcome my little protege, Cher Lloyd, she’s going to turn her swag on.” (lol cheryl)
The show was in dramatic contrast to scenes in Liverpool on Monday, when fans fought over a place to watch Rebecca Ferguson.
And the crush of 4,000 fans who turned up to see One Direction in Wolverhampton last night was so intense 35 people were treated for minor injuries. West Midlands ambulance service said most of the injuries were caused by “the effects of the cold and over-excitement”. It was -7C in the city’s Queen Square.
Favourite Matt Cardle, 27, wept at the welcome at his local, The Five bells in the village of Colne Engaine, Essex, where he played an intimate gig before a big show in Colchester last night.