X Factor 2012: Ella Henderson will do 'brilliant things' says Tulisa

Ella Henderson (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 judge Tulisa has said she's confident that Ella Henderson and her other acts will go on to do "brilliant things".

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.

Ella's exit saw Tulisa become the first judge to lose all of her acts, with Lucy Spraggan forced to quit the series due to illness.

It's a big change from last year, which saw Tulisa made X Factor history by winning with a girl group.

She admitted: "Not having any acts left in the competition is a bit of a downer but at the end of the day I feel everything happens for a reason.

"I know that my three girls have still got brilliant opportunities in this industry and they are going to go on to do great things.

"So for me I feel it's just one of those things, it sad but I can't sit being miserable about it."

Speaking to the Daily Mail newspaper, the Young hitmaker continued: "I've just got to get on with my job which is now just to be a judge and try and be the voice of reason.

"I'm still in contact with all three of my girls."

The X Factor 2012 live shows tonight on ITV1 and ITV1HD with the semi-final results show.

There will be performances from Pink and Tulisa as well as the final elimination of the series.

There's no sing off on this evening's results, meaning act with the lowest votes will automatically get the axe.

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