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Byline: Emmie Harrison

GIG REVIEW Everyone knows Ella Henderson from the X-factor. Well, lots of people do.

Harrison By Emmie I'm not going to lie, but if an X Factor round came up in a pub quiz, I would probably make my excuses and head to the bar.

Lincolnshire-lass Ella broke into the music industry when she impressed Simon Cowell et al at just 16 years old on the ITV talent show.

And despite coming sixth on the show back in 2012, she has amassed a dedicated and ever-increasing fanbase who have followed her throughout her journey to success, including a much-applauded support slot with Take That on their recent arena tour.

Refreshingly, the likeable 19-year-old, who has achieved a string of hits and a now platinum debut album, remained without a television ego, as she paid Newcastle a visit on her first UK tour.

Unfortunately, the only action the often nonresponsive audience did was reach for their phones so they could video the girl they'd seen on the telly.

Ella's Chapter One album tour offered a chance to test her extensive vocal range, matching ballad legends like Kelly Clarkson and Cher with her impressive vocal range and strength.

Awkwardly though, by song three she was forced to rush offstage as she was enshrouded in darkness, following a pretty low-key start featuring songs Glow and Pieces.

A touching moment came though was when the striking songstress played her original audition song, Missed, receiving a tremendous round of applause.

The night continued with blinding phone screens capturing album favourites like 1966 and Giants.

But the biggest reactions were to her impressive covers of timeless classics ABC by Jackson Five and Believe by Cher, in which she graced us with her envious talent on the grand piano.

It seemed there were some in the 02 who weren't expecting a climax after a pretty modest evening, and so it was that the lyrics of her big encore track, Ghost could be heard echoing around Westgate Road as the crowd flooded out.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 2, 2015
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