X Factor 2012: Misha B issues a warning to new contestants!
Misha B has told singers who hope to find fame throught the X Factor this year that they need to go into the show with their eyes open.
The talented performer made it to the live shows in 2011 and finished the series in fourth place, but she faced her own fair share of controversy along the way.
The rapper and singer was accused by Louis Walsh and Tulisa of bullying some of her fellow contestants, Little Mix in particular and went on to be vilified in the tabloid press.
She held her head high and made it to the semi final but Misha has admitted that it wasn’t easy and warned new contestants that they could have a rough ride ahead.
Speaking to BBC’s Newsbeat, Misha said:
“The whole world’s watching you, you’re criticised and judged based on everything. People stick with the judgement based on what they see on the TV.”
The 19 year old also hit out at the media and tabloid press, who she says invented and fabricated stories about her and her friends.
She explained: “Me, Janet [Devlin] and some of the other girls joked about the headlines all the time. Some of the stories were outrageous. These are peoples’ lives here.
“The majority of the stories I thought, ‘They can’t be talking about me because this didn’t even happen’.
“Being a contestant things are out of your hands anyway. I learned you’ve got to be thick skinned, take everything with a pinch of salt. Don’t believe your own hype.”
However, Misha doesn’t regret entering the show.
she signed a record deal with Relentless Records in February 2012 and her first mix-tape, Why Hello World, made its debut on 27 April 2012. Her debut single, “Home Run” was released on 15 July 2012 and entered the UK Singles Chart at 11. The singer has revealed that her debut album is slated for a late 2012 release.
Last week she was announced as supporting act for the 10 UK dates of Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour.
It’s all shaping up just fine and she added:
“If it wasn’t for X Factor I wouldn’t see myself where I am right now. The journey really begins because we’re in the real music industry now.”
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