US fans love Cher’s accent, says father

Worcester News: LOST IN TRANSLATION: Cher Lloyd’s father Darren says the former X Factor star is going down a storm in the USA and reports that she was snubbed on American TV are wide of the mark. LOST IN TRANSLATION: Cher Lloyd’s father Darren says the former X Factor star is going down a storm in the USA and reports that she was snubbed on American TV are wide of the mark.

AFTER reports that Malvern’s Cher Lloyd was snubbed on American TV over fears that audiences would not understand her accent, her father has stepped in to say that this is not the case.

Darren Lloyd said the Americans love Cher’s Malvern accent and said she has done several radio interviews which have all gone without a hitch. His comments come after it was claimed that Cher was snubbed following an appearance on Dancing With The Stars where she performed her single, Want U Back, but unlike previous guests she was not given any air time with co-host Tom Bergeron to promote it.

But Mr Lloyd said the former X Factor star was never supposed to be interviewed on the show and was only there to perform.

“She was never supposed to be interviewed – she went on the show to perform,” he said.

“She’s done lots of radio interviews. They always go really well, they love her accent. She’s never been asked to repeat herself and the interviews always go really smoothly.”

When news about Cher’s ‘snub’ first broke, people in Malvern stuck up for the former Dyson Perrins High School pupil defending her accent.

Stuart Sewell, headteacher of Somers Park Primary School, which Cher attended, said: “Cher has a Worcester-shire accent that she can be very proud of – I’ve got one myself.

“Many of the children here know about Cher and track her progress with great interest – we’re really pleased for her.”

Councillor Ian Hopwood, the Mayor of Malvern, said he was bemused as to why people would struggle to understand her.

“It’s a neutral sort of accent which I would have thought those in the English-speaking world should be able to understand – it isn’t a Black Country accent or anything like that.

“I have a nephew from Gloucester and I have more problems trying to understand him than the children next door.”

Cher appears to be going down a storm in the US and the acid test will be to see how album Sticks and Stones fares following its American release on Tuesday.

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10:10pm Sat 6 Oct 12

Ex Malvern says...

yawn
yawn Ex Malvern

12:13am Sun 7 Oct 12

jb says...

Cher is a young woman working hard and following her dream. Good luck to her, how many others can say they will be in her position in a years time? Life is too short for goodness sake give the girl some credit!
Cher is a young woman working hard and following her dream. Good luck to her, how many others can say they will be in her position in a years time? Life is too short for goodness sake give the girl some credit! jb

8:40am Sun 7 Oct 12

katiekins says...

jb wrote:
Cher is a young woman working hard and following her dream. Good luck to her, how many others can say they will be in her position in a years time? Life is too short for goodness sake give the girl some credit!
I agree well done Cher........
[quote][p][bold]jb[/bold] wrote: Cher is a young woman working hard and following her dream. Good luck to her, how many others can say they will be in her position in a years time? Life is too short for goodness sake give the girl some credit![/p][/quote]I agree well done Cher........ katiekins

9:07am Sun 7 Oct 12

green49 says...

I have been in the music bisness and she has to learn to ignore most comments as its just jelousey and because the critics have no talent of there own, i am not a fan but she has grow up and learn fast or it will destroy her.
I have been in the music bisness and she has to learn to ignore most comments as its just jelousey and because the critics have no talent of there own, i am not a fan but she has grow up and learn fast or it will destroy her. green49

11:01am Sun 7 Oct 12

gmoore1207 says...

cher who?
cher who? gmoore1207

2:15pm Tue 9 Oct 12

Maggie Would says...

I tell you what, talent (or not) aside, she will regret wearing shoes like that in later years. You can see the strain that those heels are putting on her legs & feet, not to mention the hidden effects on her back.
Sensible shoes is what she needs, you mark my words!
Or a nice pair of slippers.
I tell you what, talent (or not) aside, she will regret wearing shoes like that in later years. You can see the strain that those heels are putting on her legs & feet, not to mention the hidden effects on her back. Sensible shoes is what she needs, you mark my words! Or a nice pair of slippers. Maggie Would

9:43pm Wed 10 Oct 12

RobertR says...

Cher has put the Worcester scene back 20 years. Lift music.
Cher has put the Worcester scene back 20 years. Lift music. RobertR

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