XFactor 2012: Ella Henderson 'gets record deal from Simon Cowell'

Ella Henderson (X Factor 2012)

Ella Henderson has been offered a record deal by Simon Cowell, it's been reported.

Ella became the latest singer to leave the competition in Sunday evening's shocking XFactor 2012 results after she fell into the bottom two with James Arthur.

The judges couldn't split the pair and sent the decision to deadlock, with Ella leaving having received the fewest public votes.

Now The Sun reports that Simon is keen to sign the 16-year-old to his Syco record label.

However rival labels Columbia, Epic and RCA - all also part of the Sony brand - are bidding for the teenager.

Ella's dad has taken over as manager for the youngster and is apparently negotiating the deal, which is expected to be confirmed after the current series finished.

It's claimed that X Factor boss Simon wants to launch Ella both in the UK and US and hopes she'll replace Leona Lewis, who has seen sales falling in recent years.

A source said: “Ella is the most exciting thing to have come out of this year’s X Factor.

“Simon can’t believe she got the boot but he’s not losing any sleep over it as he can see the pound signs in his eyes.

“He’s confident Syco will get her but if she goes elsewhere within Sony he’s still quids in.”


The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday on ITV1 and ITV1HD, with the final five acts sing two tracks each with Abba and Motown themes.

Sunday's results show will see one more act get the axe, and there will be performances from Rhianna, Tulisa and Bruno Mars.

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