X Factor 2012: Ella Henderson has record companies fighting over her

Ella Henderson (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 star Ella Henderson has record companies fighting over her, mentor Tulisa has claimed.

Ella was a surprise elimination from the show last month, missing out on the weekend's final.

However the 16-year-old has apparently not missed out on much, and is set to start recording her own album in the new year.

Tulisa said: "I really don’t think there was any more I could have done as her mentor. Her song choices and performances were incredible. She’s been getting record deals thrown at her left, right and centre."

The N-Dubz star continued: "I felt responsible to get her as far as I possibly could. If I wasn’t aiming for winning then I wasn’t doing my job properly. But I’m not worried about her future success.

"I can see a bit of myself in her – she’s all about the business and she doesn’t need wrapping up in cotton wool."

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Tulisa added: "She has an understanding of what she wants to be and how she wants to portray herself. I respect that, even if it’s very different from what I wanted at her age.

"She’s as focused as I was on that vision, so she knows where she wants to be."

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