Misha B Says She Should Win The X Factor: 'I've Been True To Myself From The Beginning'

X Factor star Misha B last night told the Huffington Post UK why she should win the show.

Misha said coyly: "I'd like to think that I've been true to myself from the beginning and have tried to showcase myself on many different levels. I work hard and I think that's one of the key things."

Did that mean she thinks other acts aren't true to themselves? Cleverly, she wouldn't be drawn into any controversy. However, from last week's show reject Janet Devlin's comments about feeling "like a karaoke artist every Saturday night", we can glean that not everyone's been as happy as Misha about the advice they've been given.

The 19-year-old proved she's more than a manufactured reality TV product, setting herself apart from the other semi-finalists as she took to a small stage for the intimate event, hosted by the show's sponsor Talk Talk, wowing the audience with her remixes of Adele's Rolling In The Deep and Tina Turner's Proud Mary.

The Mancunian singer appeared shy and quiet during the press conference, carefully watching what she said, but as soon as she was on stage, alone, her persona changed. Unlike the other three remaining acts in the semi-final - Little Mix, Marcus Collins and Amelia Lily - Misha took the time to introduce herself and her songs.

Appearing every bit the professional performer, she belted out her two tunes with more energy and soul than her competitors, and was the first to get the room dancing along with her. At one point she walked off stage to change her jacket to a cardigan so that she could perform the reaching dance moves of Proud Mary a little better - the behaviour of a diva or dedication?

We like to think it's the latter, but Misha has been plagued by accusations that she's been acting like a "diva" and even a bully, according to X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos. It's because of this that she's ended up in the bottom two of the competition on numerous weeks, despite having clearly the most talent on the show. As proof of the pudding, her starring role in the M&S Christmas advert has also now been dropped - to be replaced by comeback girl Amelia.

As Louis Walsh would concur, you need the "like-ability" factor to win the X Factor and, while she came across entirely likeable last night, for as long as press reports of her "locking herself in the green room" continue to circulate, she stands a lesser chance of winning the show. Currently Tulisa's Little Mix are the bookies' favourite to win.

However, as past winners have proven - yes we're looking at you, Steve Brookstein - winning isn't everything, so luckily Misha's still in with a chance of making it big with her voice. The sooner everyone gets to see her talent for what it is, the sooner the UK may have another top soul-singing recording artist.

Asked what she will do if she doesn't win, Misha wisely said: "I feel this show is just one chapter of my life and once this show is over another will come. I'll continue with my music, writing, performing and being successful."

SLIDESHOW: The X Factor stars at last night's event...

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