Ben Haenow Gets The BEST Praise Possible For His New Song... From OneRepublic!

17 December 2014, 10:42 | Updated: 17 December 2014, 15:53

Ben Haenow Winner's single

This year's X Factor winner enjoys a Twitter exchange with the 'Love Runs Out' band over his song.

Ben Haenow's just had the BIGGEST stamp of approval for his winner's song from The X Factor UK… from OneRepublic themselves!

The UK singer won the live final this past weekend with his cover of their song 'Something I Need', which is out now, and has now received words of praise from Ryan Tedder & co.

"Thanks to @OneRepublic for the honour of letting me release their song #SomethingINeed as my first single!!!" Ben originally tweeted this week, after getting to meet OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder.

"U made it your own man!!!! Congrats on everything and thanks for picking our tune & sending it to #1! Ur killin!! Happy holidays!" the band later replied to this year's winner, to show their approval.

Ben Haenow has now been signed to Simon Cowell's Syco label as this year's winner, and his single 'Something I Need' is out now.

Check out Ben Haenow's performance of 'Something I Need' from The X Factor UK live final below: