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X Factor 2012: Ella Henderson

X Factor 2012: Ella Henderson

From: Grimsby
Category: Girls
Mentor: Tulisa

Sixteen year old Ella is from Grimsby, where she lives with her parents, two brothers and sister. Ella has been studying at a music school away from home for the past few years and has just completed her GCSEs, passing with flying colours.

Since Ella’s first appearance on the show when she sang a self-penned song about her late granddad Bill, she has caused quite a stir – and superstar Cher even tweeted about her after she sang Believe at Bootcamp.

Ella is a big fan of Amy Winehouse and Frank Sinatra and picks out Olly Murs and Leona Lewis as her favourite X Factor contestants from previous series’ of the show. Ella confesses that she’d love to sing with Adele or Beyonce.

Updated: Saturday 6 October 2012