18-year-old singing sensation Ella Henderson made huge waves internationally in 2012 with a stunning cover of Cher‘s Believe, which had even the timeless Diva herself taking to Twitter to endorse the then-Contestant on The X Factor UK.
The buzz continued to build with the likes of Adele, Lily Allen and Stephen Fry professing their love for her and although ultimately jaws dropped when she didn’t win, Henderson gets the final say topping the charts with Ryan Tedder-penned Ghost, her debut Single. Her debut Disc Chapter One also would see similar success and now the vintage fashion-obsessed Songstress has her sights set stateside where she continues to gain airplay.
Henderson made a rare visit to Toronto today after a visit for Press in New York earlier this week. Although she was under the weather, she still did interviews at Rogers’ Headquarters including a sit-down on The Erin & Mike Show at CHFI. Unfortunately, a scheduled live performance on-air had to be withdrawn as she battles illness.
The lovely Henderson and I had a friendly exchange, her Publicist kind enough to introduce us. After seeing little Billy, her face lit up saying, “Oh! He looks so much like Trixie!”, referring to her own Shih-Poo back home.
If you haven’t yet experienced the phenomenal vocals of Henderson, you may do so by enjoying her new Single Ghost below:
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Sony Music Canada release CHAPTER ONE, now in stores.
She’s been writing songs since she was 13 and was inspired to sing by her Grandpa Bill. Incredibly-talented 16-year-old Ella Henderson, a Contestant on The X Factor UK, has wowed Judges repeatedly on back-to-back appearances on the Reality Series – recently with an original Tune she wrote and now this mind-blowing Ballad Version of Cher‘s Believe.
Judge Nicole Scherzinger absolutely cannot stop crying and bit-o-grump Gary Barlow admits he’d pay lots of money to see her perform the Song live again. There is something remarkably Adele-esque about Henderson. Definitely one to keep an eye on; Scouts over at 19 Management/Syco/Sony Music would be throwing away a huge opportunity not consider developing her regardless of her future on the Series.
Although we know how Scherzinger and Barlow feel, no other Critique matters as much as that of Cher herself. See what the Legend herself had to say about Henderson: