So the fact that Cher watched part of X-Factor is the most shocking piece of this story for me. Maybe someone on staff alerted her to the clip of Ella Henderson singing "Believe" from YouTube. In any case, Cher watched it. did she also see Adam Lambert's Hollywood Week version on American Idol?
Ella Henderson's version can be seen here. It is pretty swell ballad version.
“Went on Utube 2 c young girl sing Believe!Tears came 2 my eyes! So Touching! a Great version of a Great Song.”
Okay...it was Utube after all. Then Ella said:
“I’m still pinching myself! To have the actual Cher tweet that she’d seen my performance was mind-blowing. “I’ve been smiling all day. It is quite frankly unbelievable. I can’t believe she cried.”
Adam's version was pretty good too. I think it serves this song to be slowed down to a dirge.
- http://www.towleroad.com/2012/09/cherxfactor.html (Ella's amazing audition she wrote herself)