X Factor 2012: Ella Henderson feeling the pressure

Ella Henderson (X Factor 2012)

X Factor's Ella Henderson has admitted she's feeling the pressure, after being knocked off the favourite spot by Jahmene Douglas.

The 16-year-old had been the odds on tip to win the show since the first live show, but has seen support slowly drain away.

It was claimed last week that Ella had only narrowly escaped the bottom two by just a few percent, while Jahmene and Christopher Maloney had been battling for the lead.

Ella confessed today: "You know what I guess there is a lot of pressure being the last girl and I do feel like all eyes are on me.”

Speaking on ITV1's This Morning, the singer added: “The final is just so in reach now, you can see it and where you can get to but it’s hard and it’s tough and I think it’s getting a lot more intense now but I’m loving it."

She added: “To be honest, after getting to this point in the competition I am just going to enjoy it now, I have nothing to lose. We have the tour to look forward to next year as well.”

Saturday night will see the six remaining acts covering their secret favourite tracks ahead of the big final in Manchester next month, and Ella has promised to put another spin on a classic.

Speaking at the Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part Two premiere last night, which was attended by all of the finalists, Ella teased: "I can give you some little insider facts."

The teenager, who has already wowed with tracks by everyone from Katy Perry to Cher, said: I'm doing a song that absolutely everybody knows, but nobody's ever heard it sung this way. It's exciting."


The X Factor continues with its live shows this weekend with a guilty pleasures theme.

Sunday's results show will feature performances from Alicia Keys and Olly Murs, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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