Ella Henderson's performance - Cher's Believe - The X Factor UK 2012

This young girl at 16 is such a naturally gifted artist who is not contented with singing her own songs but chooses to display her versatility by taking a hot, up-tempo track and slowing it right down to bring new meaning and depth to the words. Ella has a very classy voice and way of putting over a song that grabs your attention and makes you listen. Regardless of whether she wins, Ella clearly is set to storm the charts.

Lucy Spraggan, who struggled at Boot Camp, gave a great performance when she sang another of her original songs and told a sad tale in her own style with such an expert manner. Lucy is quite unique in her approach & creates an atmosphere that is almost tangible.

I think that this year there is such unique talent that the series will prove to be well worth watching... here's hoping they have changed the format to allow natural talent to shine!!

Jaz McKenzie