Selena Gomez has joined the growing list of US stars lining up to praise Cheryl Cole.
The Disney actress and singer said:"I like Cheryl Cole a lot," and described the British chart topper as one of her biggest musical influences.
The 18-year-old clearly has her finger on the pulse of trends in the UK as she is also a fan of The X Factor.
"I think X Factor is so much better than American Idol," said Selena, who is glad the talent series is heading to the States.
"It's a great show. I have to watch it on YouTube, so now I'm happy that I'll actually be able to watch it," she said.