James Arthur 'hated' beating Ella in X Factor vote

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 November 2012
James Arthur

James Arthur

James Arthur "hates" the fact he went through on 'The X Factor' "at the expense" of Ella Henderson

James Arthur "hates" the fact he went through on 'The X Factor' "at the expense" of Ella Henderson.

The budding singer went through to next week's show after winning the public vote against the 16-year-old wannabe on Sunday (18.11.12) - sending her crashing out of the competition - and he's still reeling from the news.

Speaking at a fundraiser for the Amy Winehouse Foundation last night (21.11.12), he told BANG Showbiz: "It hasn't really sunk in, at some point I expected to be in the bottom two, but never did I think I'd be against someone like Ella.

"She should've been in the final - I hate the fact that it's me that went through at the expense of Ella. But I'm obviously encouraged by the fact that I got the public vote.

"I think it should have been her out of the bottom two - it should have been me and someone else."

Despite Ella's surprise eviction from the show - which sees James, Rylan Clark, Jahmene Douglas, Christopher Maloney and Union J still in the competition - the singer isn't worried about her, as she has such a bright future and promising career ahead of her.

He added: "She's really strong, she was obviously disappointed but she knows she's going to have a great future because she's got a million people around her, her family are really supportive and she's brilliantly talented so I have no worries about her."

A host of famous faces showed their support for the Amy Winehouse Foundation's first fundraiser, held at the Dorchester hotel in London last night (20.11.12).

James Arthur

The singer and winner of the ninth series of The X Factor takes his 'The Story So Far' tour on the road.

Bournemouth International Centre

Thu 30 Nov

£32.45–£44.65 / 0844 576 3000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 16 Nov

£29.50–£39.50 / 0844 248 1585

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Sat 25 Nov

£33.35–£44.35 / 0844 338 8000

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