X Factor 2012: Cher reveals she cried over Ella Henderson's Believe cover!

Ella Henderson (X Factor 2012)

Cher (the real Cher that is, not the X Factor contestant) has revealed she watched Ella Henderson's take on Believe from the weekend, and ended up crying herself!

The American singer tweeted today: "work Done ...Went on Utube 2 c young girl sing Believe!Tears came 2 my eyes! So Touching! a Great version of a Great Song.WE Can Share It !"

Ella admitted she was shocked to have not only touched millions of viewers with the performance, but Cher herself.

The 16-year-old, who will be competing for a spot at judges' houses this weekend, said: "I’m still pinching myself! To have the ACTUAL Cher tweet that she’d seen my performance was mind-blowing. I’ve been smiling all day. It is quite frankly UNBELIEVABLE! I can’t believe she cried."

And Cher wasn't the only one to cry, with Nicole Scherzinger also shedding a few tears.

"I had no idea I made her cry," Ella told the official ITV1 X Factor website this evening. "I was lost in my performance and totally unaware of my surroundings.

"I feel honoured that my performance touched her so much. I hope people are crying tears of happiness!"

However Ella insisted that her favourite judge was, perhaps unsurprisingly, girls mentor Tulisa!

She said: "I love Tulisa! We made such a connection after my Audition when she came backstage to hug me."

We'll see this weekend with Ella gets through to judges' houses!

Now let's all watch THAT performance from Ella.