X Factor 2012: Ella Henderson gets advice from Little Mix

Ella Henderson (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 finalist Ella Henderson has been getting tips from Little Mix.

16-year-old Ella has been tipped to win the show already, and has been getting advice from last year's winners.

She said: "They gave me advice on how to be yourself and stay true to who you are."

And the Little Mix girls have been showing their support for Ella on Twitter.

The band's Jade tweeted during the weekend's latest show: "Watchin x factor…some amazing talent…still loving james and ella! They give me chills :’) xxjadexx"

Teenage Ella has been tipped to make it to the final of the show in December already, with some bookies receiving bets of thousands of pounds.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said this week: "The odds suggest that Christopher Maloney will be given an eleventh hour lifeline by the public.

"Ella's level of popularity in the UK has gone through the roof and we might need to take bets on finishing second because she's such a certainty."

But Ella will face stiff competition from rival Girls category star Lucy Spraggan.

20-year-old Lucy said this week that her key to success was being herself.

She said: "For a long time, I tried to be whatever everyone else wanted - and as soon as I stopped doing that, things started happening for me."

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows start this Saturday night on ITV1, with the results show following on Sunday night with guest performances from Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis.

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