Have just read in the Times that Leona Lewis, the winner of X Factor, is expected today to reach the Number One spot on the American billboard with her debut single, Bleeding Love. I don't care what people might think of that record, or that sort of R&B feel it has, I've said it before and I'll say it again, that girl has talent. Pure unadulterated singing ability.
She is the next Whitney and Mariah and she was a receptionist in Hackney with a dream that came true. No doubt she will make far less money than Cowell and her US promoters, but if it wasn't for the good old fashioned TV talent show the star may never has been born, so you have to praise Simon Cowell for creating a revival in the format. Breaking America is one hell of an achievement for the girl and her lungs.