X Factor 2012: Tulisa says Jade Ellis, Lucy Spraggan and Ella Henderson must 'stick together'

Tulisa Contostavlos (X Factor)

X Factor 2012 judge Tulisa has said that the girls in her category must stick together.

We saw on Sunday night Tulisa pick her final three girls, with Lucy Spragga, Jade Ellis and Henderson all going through to the live shows.

The trio are on the campaign trail for votes this week ahead of the first live show on Saturday night, and appeared on Daybreak earlier today with Tulisa.

The former N-Dubz star, who won last year with Little Mix, insisted she wasn't worried about the competition in the other categories.

She advised the girls: “Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing, just worry about what you’re doing.

"They need to stick together as a category.”

Tulisa, who quipped that she wanted to move in with the trio, revealed her role as mentor was to make the girls feel comfortable when they are performing.

"I tell them to be themselves and one thing that I find as well is most important, is to make sure that they are comfortable on stage," she said. "That's the biggest input that I have, y tactics are to find out if they’re comfortable.”

She added to Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones: "Whether it’s from their song choice, the makeup they’ve got on, to what they’re wearing. If they’re not happy then they won’t look happy and the audience are going to know that.”

X Factor favourite Ella said this week that she felt a "real connection" with Tulisa on the show.

"I was so happy when I found out she was our mentor as I felt a real connection with her," the 16-year-old revealed. "She says she loves what I've got already and doesn't want me to change. I really admire she's got such a new sound and she's so confident."

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows start this Saturday night on ITV1, with the results show following on Sunday night with guest performances from Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis.

Browse pictures of the X Factor 2012 final 12 below...

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