Ella Henderson On Josh Cuthbert Romance
Shock X Factor reject hints that things will happen once show is over...
But, speaking to Look magazine, the 16-year-old was suggested that things would start hotting up when the contest was over.
She said: "At the moment, it's hard to say. He's still in the competition.
"As soon as we're both out of it, it's going to go boom... At the moment [we are just] very close and good friends, but after the competition, I'd love to see him. I do want to spend time with him. Only time will tell."
And Ella - who went out of the contest two weeks ago after ending up in the sing-off against James Arthur - was full of praise for her mentor Tulisa.
She said: "I never wanted any other mentor than Tulisa. Since my live audition there was an immediate connection between us.
"We formed such a close bond and it was horrible to lose one another. She was really shocked the night I left but she said: 'Don't worry, this is just the beginning for you. You just wait Mrs'."
And she revealed that she'd also had a lot of support from Nicole Scherzinger.
"Before I went, she was crying but she said to me, 'I'm not worried about you, baby, you're going to go on and do better things, you're going to be bigger than me'.
"She gave my dad her contact details to stay in touch. She's a lovely woman."
Rylan Clark left the contest on Sunday.