X Factor 2012: Ella Henderson insists she's 'not just about ballads'

Ella Henderson (X Factor 2012)

X Factor singing sensation Ella Henderson has insisted she's not just going to be singing ballads on the show.

We caught up with the 16-year-old yesterday for a chat about her experience on the X Factor far, and the budding performer seemed overwhelmed with the attention.

Ella revealed how she had watched Saturday's show with all of her family and friends at a big BBQ, enjoying seeing herself after failing to remember what had actually happened that day!

"It was all a blur," she told us. "I couldn't remember much, so watching it back was great."

The schoolgirl wowed the judges with her original song, a slow track in memory of her grandad, but she insisted this wasn't necessarily typical of her style, revealing some of her inspirations include Beyonce and rapper Plan B.

And on the comparisons to Adele, Ella understandably felt flattered but also admitted she didn't want to be "pigeon holed" as a similar singer.

She added: "I also don't want to be seen as stepping on someone else's feet or taking their spot in the charts, I just want to be out there as myself."

The online reaction to Ella has been "immense", with fans already covering her song on YouTube and asking to download it, which seems to have taken the youngster by surprise.

Asked whether she was ready for the pressures of the show, with the endless newspaper headlines and inevitable 'haters', Ella told us: "A lot of people go on about my age, but I think I'm ready for it."

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