Cher Lloyd performs at Roosevelt Field
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Hundreds of Cher Lloyd fans, most of them teenage girls, showed up at Roosevelt Field mall Thursday in hopes of seeing a private show by the British pop artist.
About 500 screaming fans, known as "Brats," had lined up outside the mall hoping for a glimpse of Lloyd -- but only 150 of her preselected faithful got in to see the Sony store performance.
Eighty Brats who had preordered her upcoming album, "Sticks + Stones," and 70 others who had won through radio station WBLI 106.1-FM were given wrist bands entitling them to see Lloyd perform, get a picture with the star and receive an autographed poster, mall officials said.
Gianna Nemeh, 15, of Dix Hills and her friend Mary-Rose Pincus, 17, of Farmingdale were among the lucky ones who saw Lloyd perform. "She's everything you expect her to be -- she's so bubbly and happy all the time," Nemeh said.
"This is my first time doing something like this in the U.S.," said Lloyd, who rose to fame after finishing fourth on the 2010 season of Britain's "The X Factor." "This is like a bigger scale for me so I'm excited about it."
It was the singer's first time on Long Island. And although she hasn't been able to explore much, she did like the mall. "I'd like to shop in it," Lloyd said.