Cher Lloyd Makes US TV Debut On ‘America’s Got Talent’, Performs “Want U Back”

Awww. We’ve got tears in our eyes, watching our little Cher Lloyd grow up so fast. Four months ago the 18-year-old pop starlet from the UK made her US debut at Idolator’s Pray For Pop party at South By Southwest. And, with her bouncy jam “Want U Back” now sitting pretty in the iTunes Top 10, she gave her first TV performance stateside on America’s Got Talent last night.

Before Lloyd launched into her malt shop-themed pop spectacle, AGT host Nick Cannon announced that Cher previously competed alongside One Direction on the UK version of The X Factor — a fact that elicited screams from the audience. “It’s going very well, better than I expected, which is good,” Lloyd said about her success here. Her debut LP Sticks + Stones will be released domestically on the very crowded day of September 18.