Ellie Goulding has said that X Factor hopeful Janet Devlin is 'very sweet' although she is not sure they sound alike.
Seventeen year old Janet auditioned for this years X Factor with a performance of Elton John's 'Your Song' clearly inspired by Ellie's 2010 cover version. The judges were bowled over by her performance and have made her an early favourite to win.
Asked by BBC Newsbeat about Janet, Ellie was full of praise, saying: "I thought she was really sweet, but I don't think she sounds like me. I think I'm the only one with that opinion though."
"She's very sweet and very pretty, I hope she does really well."
'Lights' star Ellie, who was yesterday confirmed to support Katy Perry on tour, also spoke about her forthcoming second album.
"I feel like I'll jinx it if I talk about it, but it's definitely different." she said. Adding: "I've been recording in America. I've been there quite a lot because I've been touring. I'll be back (in the UK) soon and I'm just looking forward to the new album coming out now."
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