She may have been axed from The X Factor but Ella Henderson’s early exit has got the attention of Simon Cowell.
The music mogul took to Twitter to express his disbelief that the the 16-year-old singer had been voted out, posting ‘Ella! Gone??? Unbelievable’.
It must have been some consolation to Ella, who lost out in the public vote against contestant James Arthur despite being tipped for the final.
Her elimination prompted outcry on Twitter, which included a number of celebrities.
Former X Factor winner Leona Lewis tweeted ‘No way should Ella and James be singing against each other’, whilst Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack posted ‘that was a sad show. Ill miss ella xxx’ [sic].
However, the only person that didn’t seem surprised by her exit was Ella herself.
Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, the singer revealed that she woke up on Sunday morning knowing she would be sent home that night.
Clearly her “gut feeling” was unfortunately right!