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Too much like Adele? Ella Henderson's X Factor style is 'timeless and classic'

15 OCTOBER 2012

Despite being only 16, the talented X Factor contestant Ella Henderson performed not only another flawless show but was remarked upon as "timeless and classic" by American superstar and judge, Nicole Scherzinger.

Although in praise of Ella's vocals, the only criticism this weekend came from Louis Walsh. He suggested that the singer's mentor Tulisa Contostavlos had tried to style her too much like the best-selling artist and British singer, Adele.

 

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However, both Tulisa and her act were insistent that the column Ted Baker dress was Ella's own choice of outfit and that she was styled in a similar way to her preliminary appearance on the show.

It was during her first audition on X Factor that Ella showed an aptitude for both natural style and talent. The singer-songwriter entered the stage with her long red locks curled and fastened in vintage style, and wowed the audience with a hand-written tribute to her grandfather.

Heavy lashes and Sixties winged eyeliner are key features to Ella's dramatic looks so far, and we were more than impressed with the immaculate, high volume beehive she sported this weekend that was finished with a matte texture.

It's not a coincidence that Adele and Ella share a similar taste of style – both are inspired by idols of bygone eras – such as Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald.

So it's no wonder that the two artists have almost identical hairstyles, wearing their bouffants quiffed half-up, or with a pinched back low-ponytail beneath a hive of hair.


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It seems that Louis is the only one to find fault with the X Factor's 'timeless goddess'.

Following Ella's performance of 1975 chart-topper Lovin' You, Adele seemed to be flattered by the comparison, personally tweeting the upcoming star: “Ella Henderson on X Factor is absolutely incredible! I LOVE her!! Good luck xx”

It's safe to say we can't wait to see what the stunning Ella Henderson will bring to the stage next week!

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