SONG OF THE WEEK: Take Care Of You by Ella Henderson (week beginning 21 June 2020)

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

OUT: now

Last year Ella had a top 10 hit with Jax Jones as a featured artist on his song This Is Real and the tropical house of this new self-penned single feels like a conscious decision to try to repeat that success.

  • Read on for reasons including why it’s time for Ella to release that second album

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GIG REVIEW: Ella Henderson at Hoxton Hall

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE? Hoxton Hall

WHEN? 9/11/19

SETLIST: Glow; Glorious; We Got Love; Yours: Bones; Young; Glitterball; This Is Real; Friends; Brave; Ghost

Ella Henderson is at the piano introducing new song Bones reflecting on seeing a large backside in a magazine and realising it was her own.

  • Read on for reasons including how Jax Jones appeared here as a surprise guest

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for November 2019 starring James McAvoy as Cyrano de Bergerac

  1. James McAvoy stars in Cyrano de Bergerac in the West End

McAvoy won our inaugural Best Theatre Actor monsta in 2015 for The Ruling Class and reunites with director Jamie Lloyd for this take on Cyrano de Bergerac running at the Playhouse 27/11 through 29/2/20. Tickets  McAvoy also stars in BBC1’s His Dark Materials from 3/11/19 and you can read our Q&A with cast and author.

  • Read on for reasons including & Juliet, Alphabeat, Ella Henderson and Greenwich pantomime

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LIVE REVIEW: Ella Henderson

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

WHEN: 9/11, tour runs to 10/11

SETLIST: Glow; Pieces; Mirror Man; Empire; 1996; Hard Work; Giants; Missed; Here For You; Give Your Heart Away; Yours; The First Time; Rockets (Jackson 5 mash-up including I Want You Back & ABC); Billie Holiday; Glitterball; Five Tattoos; Believe; Ghost.

Ella Henderson (pictured above) is just 19. She was 18 when her debut album Chapter One topped the UK charts and just 16 when she finished 6th in The X Factor.

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PREVIEW: 10 reasons to be excited about November

  1. Funny Girl previews starring Sheridan Smith

Arguably Britain’s favourite actress has sold out the entire run of this musical classic at the Menier Chocolate Factory. It’s Ms Smith’s first musical since her award-winning turn in the fantastic Legally Blonde and we’ll be reporting from the previews this month.

  • Carry on reading for reasons 2-10 including Suede’s new film, Doctor Foster‘s Bertie Carvel and Kim Cattrall’s Linda.

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5 greatest Ella Henderson pop moments

5. X Factor debut

16 years old and singing a very personal song she wrote herself, the Lincolnshire chanteuse announced herself to the world in X Factor’s class of 2012. Missed would later appear on her 2014 chart-topping UK debut album. Even Cher tweeted her approval of Ella’s cover of her Believe in a later audition. That acoustic cover appears on the deluxe version of Chapter One.

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