On Wednesday night I attended UK Factor alumni Cher Lloyd‘s NYC showcase at Canal Room. I had watched her on the X Factor and not really followed her since, so I was surprised to see that she is apparently already making waves in America. A massive amount of teen girls crowded around the stage while myself, Muumuse, Jon Ali and the rest of the industry folk lingered further back from the stage sipping on cocktails.
Shortly before 8, much to my delight L.A. Reid appeared on stage to introduce her. I had absolutely no expectations of the show but I was impressed by her voice and stage presence. I was only familiar with the U.S. debut single the super pop I Want You Back, so was excited that she chose to do a cover Robyn‘s Dancing On My Own and Usher‘s OMG. It was a fun night and I think she has the potential to be a success over here.
After the show I was excited to grab a picture with L.A Reid and since the cocktails went down rather well, rather than just thinking in my head “Wow, this man is a legend” I told him “You’re a legend”, I wasn’t a very cool customer, but it was a deserving tribute since he signed and was an integral part of the careers of many of my first music loves like TLC and Mariah Carey.