X Factor singing sensation Misha Bryan wowed the judges and audience on tonight's third live show with a dazzling performance of Prince's Purple Rain, but the song came second to claims from Louis Walsh and Tulisa that the teenager had been bullying other contestants.
Louis Walsh told the 19-year-old: "Misha, every week you work it. You have a unique voice and you’re a brilliant entertainer. Did you ever see the Tina Tunrer movie Mad Max… that’s what it reminded me of tonight in a good way.”
But he then added: “You’re very confident, you’re a very confident performer. I hope you’re not too over-confident. One of my contestants has complained to me about Misha bullying her backstage."
And Tulisa backed up the claims, saying: "There is no doubt about it, when it comes to talent you are way up there. Most people they come into the competition and they to be built up and progress but you came as a whole package and you are definitely the star of the show.
“But I do have one negative this week. I think you are very competitive and I’ve seen a different side of you backstage and you don’t realise that you do it, but in some ways you being so feisty can come across as quite mean to certain contestants. I’ve been told by a few this week there’s been a few mean comments towards them.
“I’m not putting you down but take that feistiness and energy when you get on the stage and leave them all behind, Put aside the attitude."
Gary on the other hand said it was about what happened on stage, commenting: "I don’t care what goes on backstage and we shouldn’t be getting involved in that. I mentioned earlier we were looking for an artist that can sell albums and there she is right there. Amazing vocals, great vision, well done Misha."
When it came to Kelly's turn to speak, she hit back at Tulisa and Louis, saying: "We leave things backstage, backstage, but you brought it on stage and you brought it clean and clear and on fire tonight. I am so very proud of you, continue to work hard and you’re supposed to be confident when you go on stage."
But Louis revealed: "I’ve had one of my acts complain to me about Misha bullying them"
What a way to end the show!
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