Will.I.Am: Cheryl will rock the US!
Cheryl Cole has been tipped for "a bright future" by Black Eyed Peas star Will.I.Am.
Will - who duetted with Cheryl on the track 3 Words and is now her manager - said the newest addition to the US X Factor was set to make a big impact across the pond.
He told The Sun: "It's going great with her. She's got a bright future ahead - no question."
Girls Aloud star Cheryl has been making waves in the US since the announcement earlier this month that she will accompany Simon Cowell on the American version of the talent show.
And Will.I.Am's bandmates were also full of praise for the Geordie star.
Fergie said: "She's also very smart and not afraid to speak her mind. People want to hear the truth so she will do well."
Taboo added: "She's beautiful - not only on the outside but on the inside. She has a great personality and I think she connects well with people. She is a great artist and she's part of the family."