Ella Henderson Best Quotes

Gabriella Michelle “Ella” Henderson is a British singer-songwriter. She was a finalist on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012 and finished in sixth place, despite being a strong favourite to win. She was subsequently signed to Syco Music. Enjoy Ella Henderson’s best quotes below.

“Dressing up and doing photo shoots was a side of the industry I really didn’t think I would like. But now I’ve got a glam squad; I love trying on new outfits and experimenting with different looks.”
“I just love mermaids. I was a mermaid in my past life. I just feel it when I go in the sea. I just feel a connection there between me, and the water, and the fish – they speak to me – and the shells – they ring out to me.”
“I love snow; I love building snowman. The only thing I don’t like is the cold – so if we could have a hot Christmas, that would be amazing.”
“I look up to Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn and old styles. You will never see me in a crop top and hot pants – I’m more into dresses.”
“I love hiking to the top of mountains in L.A. and seeing incredible landscapes. It really inspires me.”
“For me writing is that place where I can escape; it’s where I let my thoughts run wild.”
“I never thought I’d go on a show like ‘The X Factor,’ simply because I didn’t have enough confidence to do something like standing on a stage to have opinions thrown at me.”
“I often do crazy siren noises, or, like, a high-pitched dolphin, just to make sure that all my range is there. I make random noise and blurt out random sounds, to make sure I get rid of any bad nerves. I want to make sure to feel as confident as possible.”
“As long as I give the best performance I can give, I know I can’t do any more.”
“I always say that when it comes to picking a single, firstly you have to go with what feels right and what your gut tells you.”
“I don’t see myself as a pop star, just a singer.”
“I like to say I believe in ghosts so I don’t get haunted by one.”
“I think I would fan over Beyonce or Adele. Those are my two girl idols, definitely.”
“If something makes me happy, I go with it. It’s as simple as that.”
“It sounds a bit sad, but my new hobby is knitting. I love it. I find it really relaxing.”
“There’s always been a piano around the house, and I’ve grown up around it. It’s a massive part of my life and always has been.”
“When I am having my picture taken, I channel Beyonce. In the studio, my inspiration is Adele.”
“A fan sent me a pair of fluffy winter socks, and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool. I’ll wear them to bed. It’s cold; it’s winter.’ But they were worn. They were black underneath, and they stunk, and I hate feet. She was like, ‘I’m giving you my favorite pair.’”
“As long as it’s making you happy and you’re enjoying it, then you should never stop writing music. Whether it’s going to take you somewhere, viewed by other people, or it’s literally you in a bedroom at home, it should be something that you do for yourself.”
“At 16, I would wear clothes that hid my body; now I’ve found clothes that fit me rather than cover me. I’m not skinny, but I’m healthy, and you have to embrace what you’ve been given.”
“Growing up, I listened and was influenced by a lot of those around me. I have a big family, and my dad listened to ’80s music, my mom listened to Motown, my brother listened to reggae, and my granddad was the one that got me into jazz and swing music.”
“I have never been in a serious relationship and never had a break-up, so I can’t tug on my heartstrings that way. But whenever I experience a strong emotion in life, I definitely have to throw myself into my songwriting. It is very therapeutic.”
“I knew from the start that I wanted my life to be about music. I taught myself the notes of the piano aged three, and then I spent the next few years deconstructing chords to figure out how to play them. At 11, I researched online the sort of music school I wanted to attend, printed out the details, and handed them to my parents.”
“I’m not a fussy eater, but when I’m travelling, I try to stick to the same regime and just have my chicken and my mash and broccoli. Otherwise, you start eating all these funny delicacies, and it makes your tummy turn upside down.”
“If I feel like I’ve completely drained every ounce of energy out of me for this song, and I can’t go any further with it, then I stop, even if the song is unfinished. Most of the time, when it’s finished, it’s because I’ve used every ounce of me to write it.”
“It’s amazing when I do a gig how many people of different ages come up to me afterwards and chat to me about songs. The emotions I feel are what any person can relate to. Sometimes I’m just a narrator.”
“My grandfather was a massive influence in my music. Growing up, he would play a lot of old-school records to me. A lot of jazz and swing music, actually, growing up.”
“My plan was always to leave school and live in a flat with some friends, have a 9 to 5 job, and try to get as many gigs as I could. I wanted to keep writing and then eventually, in my twenties, head to a record label and hope they’d sit down and listen to my book of songs, sign me as a songwriter and maybe an artist in development.”
“When I heard ‘Back to Black’ from Amy Winehouse, I was, like, ‘Wow.’ To hear such a soulful voice that feels like it’s from a different era, I mean, it felt so fresh and unique, and that was something that opened my eyes and made me believe that it’s not always about churning out the same thing in this industry.”

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