Henderson impresses X Factor judges

Wandsworth Guardian: Ella Henderson wowed the judges Ella Henderson wowed the judges

X Factor's "golden goddess" Ella Henderson stole the show on Saturday with a stripped back and slowed down rendition of the Grease classic The One That I Want.

The last girl standing in the singing contest stood out during the seventh live studio round - celebrating guilty pleasures - with the four judges all in agreement about her singing prowess.

Gary Barlow told the 16-year-old star that she had just put on her "best performance to date by far", while Louis Walsh exclaimed she was "electric", adding: "You are going to sell millions and millions of records Ella."

Nicole Scherzinger complimented Henderson on her shimmering dress, saying: "You look like a golden goddess."

Receiving similar praise was former Asda worker Jahmene Douglas after his version of the Harold Melvin track Don't Leave Me This Way. "You have got it all," Walsh told him.

Tulisa got deep with her post-performance comments, saying he has become more of a man as the competition has progressed. She said: "You have just evolved into the man you are meant to be."

Meanwhile in an unusual move by an X Factor judge, Barlow, who mentors Christopher Maloney - the only act left in the overs category - told Scherzinger's act James Arthur that he was rooting for him to win.

The former Pussycat Doll's other act, Rylan Clark, caused a stir with Barlow, as the Take That frontman criticised his performance of When Will I Be Famous. He said: "The good news is - you're famous. The bad news is - give you a couple of months..."

Union J, who found themselves in the bottom two last Sunday night with fellow boyband District 3, were told by judge Tulisa that they had "good energy" but were "too cheesy". The group sang Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe and judge Barlow advised the boys: "Keep your eyes on the prize."

Taking on the Bonnie Tyler classic Total Eclipse Of The Heart, Christopher Maloney was told his performance was "a little creepy" by Scherzinger, while Tulisa told him she thought he "sounded really good".

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