The youngest contestant on this years X Factor, Ella Henderson is just 16 years old. From Lincolnshire, Ella stated on her first audition that her inspiration for singing came from her late Grandad Bill for whom she used to sing to. This young star has been writing her own songs since the measly age of 13 years old!
Her first audition was in front of judges Gary Barlow, Melanie B, Tulisa and Louis. Mel B had been particularly harsh on that day of auditions and young Ella appeared nervous before going on stage to bravely sing her own song that she had written as a tribute to her Grandad.
Her voice took everyone’s breath away instantly. Who knew this young girl had such a powerful, amazing voice. Her performance was one charged with emotion and every word she sang hit every person listening to her. Truly astounding.
Her performance gained her a standing ovation and huge applause. Gary looked visibly taken aback, stating Ella Henderson was out of this world and something special. Tulisa said the list of good things to say about this young star was endless, that she was the easiest yes of the day and the first contestant that Tulisa has instantly hoped to mentor. Mel B just simply stood up and got the audience all to shout yes as it was obvious Ella Henderson was going through to Bootcamp.