This evening saw Ella wow the judges with Loving You by Minnie Ripperton, with Gary saying: "Wow, thank you, Ella. What a risk you took, I know you've been worried about it but you completely nailed it. another great week for you."
But Louis Walsh told the teenager: "It's so hard to think you're only sixteen and you can sing that big song... the only thing is, I think you're mentor has been watching too many Adele videos! I don't like is that you've been styled like Adele!"
However Adele seemed to take the comparison to Ella as a compliment.
She tweeted during this evening's live show: "Ella Henderson on X Factor is absolutely incredible! I LOVE her!! Good luck xx"
No doubt it'll be a huge confidence boost to the 16-year-old, who is the favourite to win the show already.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes revealed last week: "Ella's the first act in X Factor history to be an odds-on shot before the second live show has even aired. Louis's integrity as a judge has come under fire this week and the odds suggest it won't be long before he's eliminated from the show either."
The X Factor continues tomorrow night with the second live results show on ITV1.
Watch [tag]Ella Henderson[/tag] on The X Factor 2012 below...