Misha has told how she had to flee the riots in her home of Manchester whilst busking outside the Arndale Centre.
On the day of the riots I was here, singing on Market Street. A lot people were dressed in black with hoods up. I had to pack my stuff and run. I didn’t want to be caught up in it. At home I saw on the news that Market St had been looted and windows smashed. It was horrible – this is our city. I love Manchester – I’m sure everyone does. How could you not?
Misha who received a standing ovation, positive comments from all the four judges and even a hug from Kelly Rowland, added
I love singing in town. People from all over the world tell me they like my music because they’ve heard me on Market Street. It means I have fans in Turkey, Spain, Germany, Portugal, America and all over Africa. Manchester is international!
Misha has just completed her first year of a course at Trafford College’s Manchester Music Base, where she was coached by Leanne Brown, who had a hit with Flowers in 2000 as half of the duo Sweet Female Attitude.
She’s definitely got our vote!