XFactor 2012: Ella Henderson positive about the future

Ella Henderson (X Factor 2012)

X Factor's Ella Henderson has been positive since leaving the competition, her mentor Tulisa has revealed.

Ella had been the favourite to win the series from the first live show, but was a shock elimination last month when she was in the bottom two wit fellow favourite James Arthur.

Despite the exit, the 16-year-old has been focusing on her career.

And with talks about signing a record with with Simon Cowell, the future certainly seems bright for the youngster.

Speaking on This Morning, Tulisa said of Ella: "I’ve been on the phone since she’s come off. She’s got a real positive head on her shoulders and she’s really mature for her age.

“And most girls of her age would have come off, cried their eyes out, said, ‘God, it’s the end of the world.’ She just literally got into work mode and was just like, ‘Do you know what? I’m going to focus, I’m going to do this.

“'I’m still young, I’ve got plenty of time to develop, maybe I can come out more the way I would like to come out now,’ and she’s just got such a strong head on her shoulders.'”

Meanwhile, Tulisa has admitted she's finding it strange not having any acts left to mentor.

The N-Dubz star won the show last year with Little Mix, but thanks to some unfortunately timed illnesses this eyar, has been the first judge to lose their three contestants.

"It would never be nice because if I could have my girls back I would, but I’ve just got to kind of get on with it. It’s a new experience," she said. “Obviously last year I’ve never not had any acts because I’ve only been on it for two years now. It feels completely different but you’ve just got to get on with it.”

The X Factor 2012 continues this weekend on ITV1 and ITV1HD with the final four acts singing songs that they hope will get them into the final.

On Sunday's results show, one more act get the axe and there will be performances from Pink and Tulisa.

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