Is Leona Lewis the most successful X Factor winner of all time? The 2006 X Factor winner is still going strong and I’d say she is stronger than ever right now. After eight years with Simon Cowell’s record label SyCo she has signed to Island Records, which is home to some of the most powerful female voices ever – eg the late Amy Winehouse, Tori Amos, Macy Gray and Mica Paris. And now she’s only gone and made her movie debut as well. Walking on Sunshine is being called the next Mama Mia as it’s based on songs. So amid the drama, the stars keep belting out 80s classics. It may sound cheesey, but it does work, trust me!
At the premiere, the star shone in a sequin black dress and white blazer, leaving everyone in no doubt that she was one of the stars. But thankfully, there was also more colour on the red carpet this time as Hannah Arterton, the sister of Bond actress Gemma Arterton, looked fresh and summery in a printed multi-coloured dress. And then, to top it all off, Emma Thompson in a red dress and her daughter Gaia looked incredibly bright. I needed sunglasses to look at them!
So what’s the goss? I can reveal that we will see Leona in more films. When asked about more, the star said: “Because I’d been to theatre school when I was young, I’d done a bit of acting before, so I wanted to do something like this – specifically I did really want to do a musical and then this came along and it was perfect “If an opportunity arises from it and it’s the right kind of thing, why not? I’d love to do a musical again because this was so much fun and maybe I’ll do something more serious too.”
Very soon, she’ll be more powerful in the entertainment world than Simon Cowell. Go, Leona!
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