10/12/11: B is for Believe! Oh, and we believe, honeychild. The most exciting artist to be thrown off of the merciless X Factor juggernaut, Miss Misha B crash-landed on stage at Heaven to wow the fags, hags and drags at G-A-Y.
Make no mistake, Misha B isn’t a diva-in-training, she is a bonafide star already. And an introduction by the Bootylicious and beautiful Kelly Rowland meant that even the two biggest divas in the room, QX Editors Kletus Cliff Joannou and myself, were eclipsed by this talented, sassy duo.
But this was Misha’s night, and she performed some of the songs from her time on the show, which she didn’t just do karaoke versions of, she quite literally (in the words of cuddly, cliché-a-minute judge Louis Walsh) “made her own”.
After a storming version of Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’, she finished with a gorgeous a capella version of ‘Respect’. This gurl owned a stage with no back-up dancers or dramatic production – could you imagine snore fest Janet Devlin or human velociraptor Kitty doing that?
Backstage, your faithful editors kept up the highbrow standards you’ve come to expect from this magazine, as Kletus screamed “Ohmigod, it’s Kelly Rowland”, about three feet from where she was sitting, whilst yours truly kept sloshing a vodka tonic over Misha whilst pontificating about the significance of X Factor in the music industry and on wider society.
Whilst we’ll probably never be invited backstage by either of these lovely ladies again, we’ll certainly be at the front row the next time they’re at G-A-Y!
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Heaven, Under the arches, Villiers Street, Charing Cross, WC2N 6NG
Words by Lee Dalloway
Photos by Joel Ryder