Biography: Jade Ellis
From: Charlton, London. Category: Girls. Mentor: Tulisa.
Jade says: “There is a gap in the market for a young British female urban vocal. From the start I have taken every opportunity to learn more about myself as an artist and I will continue to take steps to improve and grow.”
Londoner Jade wants to bring 'soul music' to The X Factor. After studying musical theatre at college, 25 year-old Jade worked as a bike mechanic - the only girl in her local bike repair shop. Jade has a six year old daughter, Caiden, and her dream is to take her to Disneyland if she wins The X Factor.
Jade impressed the Judges at her audition singing Something Good by Maverick Sabre, but thought she had ruined her chances of going through at Bootcamp by singing I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz. She hadn’t and she went through. At Judges Houses Tulisa was wowed by Jade's performance and asked her to be one of her three acts for the Live Shows. She says she would love to sing with Lady Gaga or Stevie Wonder.
Jade's fun facts!
Tell us something about yourself that people may be surprised to know...
I used to know Marvin from JLS as we lived quite close to each other. We sang in a local hall in the same competition one year.
Who do you think are the ‘ones to watch’ this year?
Jahmene is great and for me it's got to be James Arthur. Both are emotive and genuinely outstanding.