Olivia Ayres, who won the nation's biggest gypsy singing contest called `Big Night' in 2010, has revealed that the Malvern lass has inspired her to audition for Simon Cowell's X Factor.
The 15-year-old lass told the Daily Star: "Cher is amazing and a real inspiration to us gypsy girls.
"She is strong and confident and determined to make something of her life. "She got a lot of abuse and was called a pikey for her heritage but she stood up to all the bullying and, if anything, was all the better for it."
Olivia told the newspaper that she hopes that she can go on to win a place in the live finals of the show
She added: "Cher went to Los Angeles to record with will.i.am and did so much amazing stuff. "She shows we're not all stuck in caravans with nothing else to do."