One Republic congratulate Ben Haenow on success of 'Something I Need'

Published Tuesday, Dec 16 2014, 12:53 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
One Republic have given X Factor winner Ben Haenow the seal of approval after he used their track 'Something I Need' as his winner's single.

Ben released his rendition of 'Something I Need' on Sunday night, shortly after winning the eleventh series of X Factor over bookies' favourite Fleur East.

And One Republic approve!

Ben Haenow with One Republic's Ryan Tedder, December 2014

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Ben Haenow with One Republic's Ryan Tedder.

A tweet posted from their official Twitter account reads: "Congrats to Ben Haenow for taking his version of our tune 'Something I Need' to #1 in the UK today!! We're honoured!"

Another tweet directly to Ben said: "You made it your own, man!!! Congrats on everything and thanks for picking our tune & sending it to #1! Ur killin!! Happy holidays."

Ben, meanwhile, tweeted his own thanks to One Republic for letting him use their track, saying: "Thank you for the honour of letting me release their song 'Something I Need' as my first single!'

Both Ben and runner-up Fleur had chosen the track as their winner's song.

'Something I Need' was written by One Republic's Ryan Tedder and appears on the band's top ten album Native.

One Republic performed on X Factor back in October.

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