X Factor: Ella Henderson excited for her 'career in music'

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X Factor's Ella Henderson and the other finalists have kicked off the show's live tour this month.

The 16-year-old will be joined by six of last year's finalists, including Union J and winner James Arthur.

And Rylan Clark, after he managed to get out of the CBB house in time.

Speaking to ThisIsGrimsby, Ella said: "The first show is in Manchester on January 26.

"There are 25 live shows between then and the end of March and I've only got two days off in total, so it's pretty hectic.

"These shows will give me great experience at singing live on a big scale so I'm really pleased to be involved. But right now, I am just glad to have spent a bit of time with my family at home for
Christmas and new year after such a busy few months."

It was confirmed last month that Ella had signed a record deal with Sony Music, and the youngster confessed she's had a hectic twelve months.

"It has been the busiest but the best year of my life. If I had to pick a highlight, I would have to choose the first audition. It was the first time the whole world saw me and I opened my mouth in front of so many people," she said.

"The reaction I got hit me there and then and that was the moment I realised that I can do this – I really can have a career in music."

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Browse pictures of the X Factor 2013 tour in Manchester below...

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