The trio glammed up for Now magazine, speaking about their experiences in the competition so far.
Discussing the "horrible" row which saw her branded a bully by Louis Walsh, Misha B said: "I couldn't believe it was actually happening. I stood there in a daze while Louis and Tulisa talked at me. After I walked off, my phone started going and all these texts and tweets bombarded me, half of them saying, 'What just happened?' and the other half saying I was the most horrible person. It was awful.
"Louis apologised, but Tulisa didn't really say sorry. She just let me know what her motives were for saying it. But it was Louis who used the word bully, which is such a strong and emotive word."
Amelia Lily, who survived the sing-off at the weekend, said that Kelly Rowland believes her time away from the competition has helped her become "an even stronger person".
"It's absolutely incredible, Never in a million years did I think I'd be coming back," she said. "Everything flew by at 120mph. It's a massive whirlwind. The X Factor's the hardest thing I've done in my life, but also the best."
"I won't do what I don't want to do. I won't do anything that isn't me," she said, adding that her dramatic hair change had been her own idea: "They didn't make me do it, I always wanted to be ginger."
The full shoot appears in the new issue of Now magazine, out now.
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