X Factor 2012: Louis Walsh tips Ella Hendersn for the final

Ella Henderson (X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Louis Walsh has tipped Ella Henderson to make the final of the show.

The Irish music mogul compared Ella to Adele after she performed an original song for the judges on Saturday night's opening show.

The schoolgirl wowed all of the judges at her audition in Manchester, managing to even tame grumpy Spice Mel B.

Asked about the teenager on Irish TV, Louis raved this week: "I loved the fact she was original, everything about her. It was almost like finding a new Adele.

“She’s somebody with an original recording voice, somebody who will get a record deal, somebody who will sell records all around the world."

He added: "Ella absolutely stands out. I can see her in the final. It’s early days, but I can see Ella going all the way.”

Ella told us earlier this week that she was "flattered" by the comparisons to Adele, but was keen to be known as her own artist.

She admitted that she didn’t want to be “pigeon holed” as a similar singer, adding: “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.”

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