By Sarah Bull

Gracious: Misha B, who was voted off The X Factor last night, has revealed she forgives Tulisa Contostavlos for her accusations of bullying which could have ultimately led to her being sent home

She missed out on a place in the X Factor final following claims she had been bullying other contestants.

But Misha B has come forward today to insist she forgives judge Tulisa Contostavlos for making the accusations in the first place, just hours after she was voted off the show during the semi-final last night.

The 19-year-old singer said she had learned from the situation and is not holding a grudge against Tulisa, or fellow judge Louis Walsh, who made similar allegations.

One of a kind: Misha arrived for her interview in typically eccentric style wearing a patterned coat and green trousers

Asked by Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles on Daybreak today if she had forgiven Tulisa, Misha replied: 'Forgiving is the thing that I have done. I believe that in situations that occur in life, you shouldn't get bitter you should just get better.

'Because there's a saying that to forgive is to set a prisoner free, and I realised that prisoner was me. And instead of getting bitter about a situation - because it's only making you not feel good inside.

'And for that situation I'm so grateful because it has been one of the greatest experiences of my life – for me to look at the situation and grow and learn from it. I'm just so grateful.'

When she was asked if she was cross when Gary Barlow had told her on Saturday night's show that the bullying story would mean she would never win the show, Misha said: 'I've got the utmost respect for Gary - I think he's amazing. I understand what he was saying.'

Mixed emotions: Misha said she had learned from the situation, while Tulisa was left in tears by her exit last night

Revealing all: Misha told Lorraine Kelly this morning she feels 'blessed' to have got as far as she did on the show

Misha added that she feels 'blessed' to have gone as far as she did in the competition, saying: 'From the beginning I set myself to expect the unexpected. It's just a blessing me having come this far - it's just incredible.'

Now, Mancunian singer Misha is set to continue her involvement with The X Factor with the tour next year, as well as a possible collaboration with Missy Elliot, who she had been set to duet with on the show's final if she had made it through.

Misha also revealed that she is keen for Little Mix to take the X Factor crown next weekend, rather than Amelia Lily or Marcus Collins.

Bad rap? Misha B lost out on a place in the X Factor finals despite great performances on Saturday's show

She said: 'There's no girl group out there like them, and there's a gap in the market for Litte Mix. I think all three of them have a place in the industry right now but the ones stand out for me right now is Little Mix.'

Misha B was last night voted off The X Factor after she found herself in the bottom two alongside Amelia Lily.

As the news was broken by host Dermot O'Leary, Amelia, 17, grabbed Misha and told her: 'I love you, I love you.'

All together now: Kelly Rowland appeared overcome with emotion when it was whittled down to her two acts

So glad to have a second chance: Amelia Lily can't believe her luck as she makes it through to the X Factor

But Misha remained composed throughout and took to the stage to sing Jessie J's Who You Are to see out her final appearance on the show.

She introduced the song with what appeared to be one of her own raps, before launching into an emotional rendition of the track.

But it seems Tulisa may still feel slightly guilty over her involvement in the bullying scandal, as she was reduced to tears by Misha's exit from the show.

Asked if she had anything to say, Misha simply said: 'Just wanna say thank you to every at X Factor for making dreams reality, stylists and everyone behind the scenes and Kelly Rowland the best mentor in the world.'

Dermot then introduced her final song, calling her one of the X Factor's most creative contestants ever.

Later, on the Xtra Factor, Kelly enthused about Misha, saying: 'Misha can do whatever she wants to do because that is the kind of artist she is, she’s just so incredibly talented and I’m so proud of her.

'I think that Misha has shown so much of herself on this show and it’s only a matter of time if people haven’t been on her foot-tails already I’m going be there ever step of the ay, I’m her biggest supporter and will always be there for her, and if I can do anything to help her then I will.'

Oh well! Misha B seemed to have almost accepted her fate

Singing her heart: Dermot O'Leart lauded Misha as one of the show's most talented ever performers

And she expressed her excitement at still having one contestant in the final with Amelia Lily vying for the title.

She said: 'I’m so excited for Amelia, she’s so incredibly talented. Amelia’s on the right path right now, I think it’s important for her to not be in her head so much and it’s important that she doesn’t think about too many things, because she beats.

'When she isn’t thinking she gets the best of herself so we definitely want to work on that.'

'I love you': Amelia Lily let her feelings known to her group mate as she commiserated her

As Dermot announced the acts who were staying in the contest, each reacted with just as much emotion as one might expect.

Little Mix in particular couldn't believe their luck at staying in.

All four girls screamed, along with their mentor Tulisa, and hugged each other as tears streamed down their faces.

Yesterday, head judge Barlow shocked the audience when he told Misha she had no chance of being an X Factor champion.

So happy! Little Mix scream as they're announced as finalists on the X Factor

Little Mix, big moment: Tulisa and the girl group were overcome with emotion when it was announced that they would remain in the contest

He said: 'Misha I mentioned the positive side of you being here earlier but there is a negative side as well and that’s I’ve sat here and witnessed your journey and it makes me sad.'

As the audience began to boo him he continued: 'You have been wrongfully accused of being someone that you’re not.

'Even if you are lucky enough to get through tomorrow night, I don’t think you can win because of that and that’s a shame.'

However, X Factor viewers were unimpressed with Barlow's comments on the acts - accusing him of fixing the show after slamming every act except his own, Marcus.

One Twitter user wrote: 'Gary Barlow should watch his back and realise that Marcus was not on top tonight. He should leave the past in the past (Misha).'

And another added: 'Just caught up with #xfactor and am p*****d off with a Gary Barlow fix up. Am fuming - argh.'

Introduction: All four semi-finalists got together to open last night's show

The comments came after Barlow brought up the Misha bullying row, while telling Little Mix weren't 'good enough' to be in the semi-finals, as well as telling Amelia she had a 'shouting' singing voice.

But it seems his prophecy about Misha was correct, and she lost out in the public vote leaving the three remaining acts - Little Mix (the first ever girl group to reach the final), Marcus Collins and Amelia Lily - to battle it out.

On Saturday's show Misha kicked off proceedings singing Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas.

The colourful performance received great feedback from the judges with Walsh saying: 'You're original you're unique. I want you in the final because you deserve to be.'

Par for the course: Dermot commented that Justin Bieber was renowned for his flirting

Christmas treat: Justin Bieber flirts with Tulisa after having done the same with Kelly

Barlow was equally full of praise and said that Misha B was the reason he took the X Factor judging role.

He said: 'Thank you for making this experience a positive one for me.'

For her second song Misha sang F**kin Perfect by Pink and rapped one verse midway through, which led Walsh to tell her: 'You are a major major talent.'

But it seems that, ultimately, Barlow's comments were correct.

In amazing shape: Kelly Rowland looked fantastic during her performance of two different songs

Great moves, shame about the singing: The former Destiny's Child singer appeared to lip sync badly throughout her appearance on stage

Earlier in the series Misha was accused of backstage bullying, which seemed to tarnish her for the remainder of her time on the X Factor.

Tulisa went into depth about the teenager's alleged backstage behaviour after her performance late last month.

She said: '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.

Smiling through: Misha looked in good spirits as she headed home after being voted off the show last night

Brave face: Misha was still wearing her all-black stage outfit as she left the studios

'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 and 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.'

Walsh added: 'One of my contestants has complained about Misha bullying her backstage.'

Family support: Tulisa, meanwhile, got a hug from her mother as she left after the emotional semi-final

This appeared to stay with her throughout the contest and seemed to contribute to her exit.

After the drama of Misha's exit, Amelia was asked how she felt about making it to the final, to which she said: 'I cannot believe it I'm so happy, thank you so much to everyone who voted.'

Meanwhile, Liverpudlian hairdresser Collins said: 'I'm gobsmacked, I'm gonna keep working hard I promise.'

So next week the three remaining acts will battle it out for The X Factor title in front of 10,000 people at Wembley Arena, the biggest final the show has ever had.

The show kicked off with all four acts performing the ballad Hold On by Wilson Phillips and two superstar performances were included in the evening's package.

Justin Bieber sang his Christmas single Under The Mistletoe, which is taken from his Christmas album of the same title.

Ready for the final? Amelia Lily will take on Marcus Collins and Little Mix in the X Factor final next week

Excited: Little Mix are the first girl group to get to the final in the history of The X Factor

The 17-year-old did his usual routine of flirting with the female judges, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa.

After Justin performed it was time for Kelly to set the stage alight with an exhilarating performance, although some of the routine appeared to be mimed rather unconvincingly.

She kicked off her routine wearing a dress with a train attached and powered through When Love Takes Over produced by David Guetta.

Halfway through her dancers removed part of her dress leaving her in a sparkling top and short shorts revealing her ultra-toned body, at which point she broke into Down For Whatever.

After the performance Dermot handed over to the judging panel for some feedback to which Louis excitedly enthused: 'You put it down girl! You remind me of a young Tina Turner. I'm buying the album tomorrow!'

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