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12 November 2012, 11:32
The 'Beauty And A Beat' singer says Ella has an "incredible voice".
Justin Bieber is reportedly backing 16 year-old singing prodigy Ella Henderson to win this year's series of The X Factor UK.
The 'Boyfriend' singer is said to have been made aware of favourite Ella by UK boy band One Direction during their recent stay in the US, and has praised her for having great "songwriting talent" as well as an "incredible" voice.
"Ella is an incredible singer," Justin revealed to the Daily Star. "Like Adele she has the songwriting talent as well.
"Her audition song was incredible," the Canadian pop star added.
Ella Henderson is currently one of the favourites to win this year's series of ITV1 show The X Factor UK, alongside fellow contestants James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas.
'As Long As You Love Me' singer Justin is currently touring North America on his 'Believe' world tour, to promote his third studio album of the same name, and will perform in New York City later today (12th November).
Check out a picture of The X Factor's Ella Henderson at the Cosmopolitan Awards recently below (Credit: Getty):
Justin Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez have widely been reported to have ended their relationship over the past week, although neither have made any official statement on the rumours.
Justin Bieber was one of the big winners at last night's MTV EMAs 2012 (11th November) when he won three awards in total including Best Live Act and Best World Stage.