Tulisa Contostavlos: "Little Mix Could Be As Big As The Spice Girls"

18 December 2011, 09:18 | Updated: 18 December 2011, 09:21

The X Factor judge predicts a big future for her winners as they release debut single.

Tulisa Contostavlos has said she believes Little Mix could be as big as the Spice Girls.

The X Factor judge and N-Dubz star mentored the girl group to glory on the show this month and said she expects them to deliver.

"There's a lot of ­pressure on them to deliver but they can do it," she told the Sunday Mirror. 

"People are ­saying they could be as big as the Spice Girls and I really think they could. They want to work their butts off and they’re so focused."

Tulisa added that Little Mix's winner's single 'Cannonball' is a good song, but not what people should expect from the girls in the future.

"The real fun will begin when they get in the studio and find their identity. That’s when they’re going to start the ball rolling," she added.

Little Mix's single, which is a cover of a song by Damien Rice, is tipped to top The Vodafone Big Top 40 this weekend.