Cher Lloyd Swaps The Stage For The Judge’s Chair

Cher Lloyd, Cheryl Cole‘s former X Factor protégé, and Derek Hough have teamed up to become talent show judges on a new American TV contest, Make Your Mark.

Cher shot to fame as one of Cheryl‘s contestants on The X Factor, and Cheryl always used to say that the young singer reminded her of herself.

Now, Cher‘s looking more like Cheryl than ever as she sits alongside Derek on the judging panel, spouting wisdom like: “I’m looking mostly for confidence and being able to hold your own.”

This isn’t a long-term job for Cher, though, its only a two-parter for the Disney Channel, and also features Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen, and

She’s already back to focusing on her music again, and just in case you’re getting confused by the similarities, it’s NOT with Girls Aloud! BS