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Is it all over: Cher, performing here on The X Factor Tour Live tour in Newcastle in March, has faced a backlash from critics ridiculing her leaked single
Critics have slammed Cher Lloyd's debut single after it leaked online - and now The X Factor star is convinced, 'People wanna ruin me.'
Cheryl Cole's mini-me, who was shipped off to LA to record her new material, turned to Twitter to express her disappointment.
New track Swagger Jagger appeared on YouTube yesterday, but Cher defended herself saying it was only a demo and not the finished product.
The 17-year-old wrote: 'I've never been this upset ever!
'I worked so hard, and people wanna ruin it for me. If you wanted to hurt me you've done a great job.
The Malvern teen stole the nation's heart while singing Keri Hilson's version of Turn My Swag On during her audition for Simon Cowell's show.
Despite impressive renditions of Shakepeare's Sister hit Stay and Alicia Keys and Jay-Z's Empire Stated Of Mind, Cher lost popularity after fans accused her of having a big ego - eventually landing her in fourth place.
She added: 'Please don't do this to me. I wish I was at home with my family. I've been through enough this year.'
Girl-next-door: Cher shows off her glamorous side in a sophisticated dress at the 2010 Pride Of Britain Awards last November
But less than an hour later, she returned to the social networking site ready to take on the backlash.
She wrote: 'Me and my brats are stronger than this!! Come on! Let's get em!
'Thanks to everyone for all the support you're giving me (:'
Online reviews have been less than complimentary about the song, which is no longer available after a copyright claim from her label.
However, Cher has now uploaded a 30 second preview, saying: 'Here’s a clip of the real thing. Hope you enjoy (:'
One critic said: 'The oh-so-familiar chorus line is given the flimsy support of synth strokes plodded on to tape by a year 9 music student.'
There was also a flow of wrath on Twitter, with one fan writing: 'just witnessed the death of music in the form of cher lloyds new song. wow'.
Another blogger said: 'omg cher lloyds new tune is embarrassing thats something a bunch of primary school kids would make up in their playground'.
Cher's debut album is set for a September release on Cowell's label SyCo.