Misha B (born 10 February 1992), age 20, is from Manchester. Before X Factor she sang on the open mic circuit and busked in Manchester to tackle her stage fright.For her audition song Misha sang "Respect, and progressed to boot-camp For the boot-camp challenge she sung "Born This Way" and "Survivior", and after completing the judge's houses song Misha progressed onto the live shows. For the first three weeks, Misha sung "Rolling in the Deep", "Would I lie to You?" and "Purple Rain". In week four she sung "Tainted Love", but was in the bottom two and had to sing for survival in the final showdown against Sophie Habibis. After singing "Use Somebody" as her survival song, she was unanimously saved by Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland, with Gary Barlow also confirming he would have saved Misha B too, though his vote was unnecessary for the result. For the fifth week, she sung "Proud Mary", successfully progressing onto the next week. On week six, Misha sung "Born This Way", and once again she landed in the final showdown against Kitty Brucknell and sang "Who You Are" as her survival song. Walsh voted to eliminate her, but Tulisa, Rowland and Barlow voted to save her. On week seven, Misha sung "I Have Nothing", and progressed onto the next week. Barlow also told Misha "I want to see the Misha B we saw at the first audition", which led to Misha singing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Killing Me Softly With His Song" on the eighth week. Misha B ended up in the final showdown for the third time in week eight, and sung "Out on my own", with Walsh and Tulisa saving her, and Rowland refusing to vote between her and Janet Devlin, meaning Misha was saved. Barlow afterwards said that he would have also saved her. On 4 December, Misha sung "Dancing in the Street" and "Perfect", but she was voted out of the competition, finishing in 4th place.
On 17 May 2012, she signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing . She is currently working on her debut album with MNEK, TMS and Naughty Boy. She is also working on tracks with Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliot.
Her first single off her debut album is titled "Home Run" And is scheduled for release on the 16th of July.
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