X Factor: Cher Lloyd pushes Shakespears Sister’s ‘Stay’ into top 10

Cher Lloyd’s emotional performance of Shakespears Sister’s ‘Stay’, has pushed the track back into the UK top ten.

The track was first released in 1992. It is one of the longest running UK number ones in UK chart history (8 weeks), and the longest by an all-female group or duo.

Despite it’s initial chart success, the song was rarely covered (unless you count French and Saunders!) before last Saturday, when it was tackled by 17 year old Lloyd.

However, since her rendition of the haunting tune, the original track has been snapped up by music fans. It is already at Number 12 in the UK’s iTune charts and is set to go into the official UK singles Top 10 this weekend.

Martin Talbot, managing director of The Official Charts Company, told MailOnline that the track was currently already in the Top 10 according to sales figures so far this week and should remain there when Sunday’s new chart was revealed.

He added: ‘The reality is a big TV music show these days can have a direct impact on sales.

‘It’s not like the old days when you have to go to the shop and buy it – you can be downloading it while you watching it.’

Speaking to X magazine about her chilling performance, Cher said:

“Vocally, I thought it was my best so far. It was very, very emotional.”

“It was also a bit of payback to people who have been nasty to me, and also to show people I can sing.”

She added: “I think I’ve proved my point now.”

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