The 16-year-old wowed the judges on last Saturday night’s opening audition show, with Louis Walsh comparing the teenager to Adele.
But Ella has revealed her musical tastes are perhaps slightly different to what many think.
“It’d be great to do something with Plan B,” she admitted this week. “Also, I would have loved to perform with Amy Winehouse. I’m still in awe of her talent; she had such presence.”
Ella performed her own track for her audition and hopes to show more of her songwriting skills in the future rounds.
“I was worried about performing my own song, you run a risk performing a song the Judges and crowd aren’t familiar with,” Ella confessed.
But she admitted in an interview with the official ITV1 X Factor website: “I’m pleased that the rules have changed this year to allow for instruments and own songs.
“It provided me with a fantastic opportunity to showcase my songwriting skills.”
Ella added: “I really wanted to impress Gary with a song I’d written myself. As a successful songwriter, I was very much seeking his approval.”
The X Factor continues on Saturday nights on ITV1.