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Leona Lewis: Is This The Next Diva?

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The UK has produced some serious female vocal talent as of late. There's everyone's favorite train wreck Amy Winehouse and the outspoken spitfire Lily Allen, but these two have some serious competition about to drop her debut album in the lovely form of Leona Lewis. She may not be a household name stateside, but across the pond she is something like a phenomenon, having won the British talent competition The X-Factor last December. And, simply put, she is being groomed for world domination. 

But does Ms. Lewis have what it takes to become the next pop/soul diva? Hell yes, if Simon Cowell and Clive Davis have anything to say about it.
These two industry heavyweights are convinced that Leona got next. And with the lack of new material from fellow (and some may argue former) divas such as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, the stage is set for her takeover.

The video for "Bleeding Love," the first single from her CD Spirit, premiered last week, and Leona definitely studied the diva checklist. The song itself is more VH1 than VH1 Soul, but girlfriend clearly has the chops
to tackle something more soulful and it will be interesting to hear what direction her other material leans. We have her on SoulBounce watch for right now.

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38 Responses

  1. my religion demands of me that I acknowledge no other sangin' ass British white woman but Alice Russell.
    anything else would be blasphemy.

  2. Dangit, Stylus! I knew there was a British singer I forgot to add to the mix. Alice is tight, but my girl is Natalie Williams. Now she needs to blow up.

  3. No. This is not the next diva. Her release choice is terrible, and the same ol' same ol' with choosing divas who fit the lightskin mold is getting tired... Truly. I am not checkin' for this girl.

  4. Leona has power and finess...and a great vocal range. She's been writing her own songs for several years and she sings from her heart. All that and her undeniable beauty leads me to expect great success for her. Amy Winehouse and Corinne Bailey Rae are my other two fav Brits. There's a lot of good stuff coming from the UK.

  5. Yawn!!!!!!! I saw her on the xfactor while in th UK and most people in the room wondered why the hell she won. She is sssoooo boring.

  6. She is definatly not the next diva have you listened to her album?? The only good song on there is Bleeding love okay...so shes got a good voice so what! I mean look how scary that photo is up there!! shes extremly boring and i think Ray should have won.

  7. She has an amazing voice, but shes just a bore.

  8. I think leona has a realy pretty voice and i think she will be the next diva!

  9. omg her new song is so cool the best you never had check that out 🙂 xxx

  10. i think you are so good at your music.and my mom loves ya tunes so please keep in touch

  11. hey hey, i love your music its soo cool
    well done for winnin x factor hope you ok and wot u up 2?
    lovekez
    p;s im ur biggest fan xxxxxxxxxxx

  12. i am your biggest and i do really what to meet you any time soon.my mom is so pleased that you got through and she wants to meet you to she likes the way you dress on ya pics on the internet love ya dizzyqueen.

  13. i love your music it is so good i like you voise and loads of other things about you .

  14. hey you ok my whole family loves your music stay in touch pwease well done for winnin x factor u was great x
    kez xxx

  15. right i know i am sending you a lot of messangers but i love your music love ya dizzyqueenxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  16. hi leona hope you get this you music is great well done for winning ray didnt stand a chance

  17. leona has a great voice and I really love "Bleeding Love". However, I prefer rock music and so I don't care whether she becomes a diva or not. It's always sad when gifted people end up in this commercial machinery where art does not matter and only sales count.
    With a voice like yours, Leona, you shouldn't need to make it with your fantastic look.
    I wish you all the best for the future
    Sandra

  18. hi leona you are the best

  19. leona is fantastic, she sings from her heart & she hits her notes perfectly, shes pretty & im glad she won & yes she will be the next diva in my opinion i think she sings better then mariah carey. her voice is amazing, she is amazing.
    lots of love : )

  20. shut up all u leona haters she is the next big thing

  21. Omg i cant believe all of you who are simply trying to crush leona. Let me tell you something leona is here to stay ,so whether you like it or not, she going to make it big. She has already become an international superstar.Oh yeah Leona isnt boring, jus becuase she not like the other party-crazy clebrities doesnt make her boring.What you should say is that she a role model for millions.Iam abosolutely outraged that some of you would even say such things.Leona is both beautiful inside and out,only cowards and jealous people look past that.Oh yeah she is also very talented. rock on LEONA!!!!

  22. I think leona lewis is a real diva,younger girls who want to be singers should look up to this woman. she fufilled her dream and didnt give up and i think she rocks. she will always be my idol because i want to follow in her foot steps. love you leona!

  23. I think leona lewis is a real diva,younger girls who want to be singers should look up to this woman. she fufilled her dream and didnt give up and i think she rocks. she will always be my idol because i want to follow in her foot steps. love you leona!

  24. i am ur biggest fan leona i luv ya loads and u r mii idol and i listen to ur album like everyday! dont stop singing!

  25. i am ur biggest fan leona i luv ya loads and u r mii idol and i listen to ur album like everyday! dont stop singing! u r miles better than mariah carrey

    • oOmg ii loOve yoOur soOngs they r soO kewl hehe . . . . . .
      ii liisten toOh them all tha tym liike toOttaly!!
      mhwoOa mhwoOa . . . .
      xoOxoO . . . .
      . . . . . . . wAy wAy . . . . . . . .
      . . wEsT SiiDa RiiDa . .

  26. i love you
    leono lewis

  27. She is the most amazing singer yet of 2008! Alicia Keys, Beyonce, And Christina better WATCH OUT! lol

  28. Um...I can't believe this sight thinks Mariah Carey is a former diva! She IS the definition of a diva and will always be...as for new material, "Touch My Body" is currently #1 (in fact, it beat out "Bleeding Love" in its second week at #1) and E=MC2 is coming out in only two weeks! This sight needs to get its facts straight...and the only reason MC waited to release another album is that she wanted to get people more hyped and anticipated about it! Shame on you!!

  29. i think what she did for sports relife was better than any you could of done stop!!! dissin her !!!

  30. LEONA IS GREAT SHE HAS THE PERFECT VOICE AND IS AWSOME I DONT CARE WAT NOBODY HAS TO SAY SHE ROCKS.... LOVE YA FOLLOW WAT U NEED TO DO AND IGNORE THE PEOPLE WHO SAYS UR A BORE CAUSE IF U WERE U WOULDENT BE HERE NOW SO UR DOING GOOD BY THE WAY I LOVE UR SONG BLEEDING LOVE IT IS THE BEST LOVE YA(BIGGEST FAN)

  31. Leona is amazing!

  32. I'm a thai guys. I think Leona is a beautiful girl. Her sound is very sweet and it have power ^^. I like her very much . *3*
    CheeR !! Leona CheeR!!
    LovE U Leona
    I S2 U ^.^

  33. wuut lol i wish i could come and see u in real life but i carnt i doe have enough because my mom has jst payed for the holiday in 2 weeks....

  34. your awesome i love your song bleeding love
    from:
    ~sabrina napier (your biggest fan)

  35. your awesome i love your song bleeding love
    from:
    ~sabrina napier (your biggest fan)

  36. and i keep bleeding, i keep keep bleeding love you cut me open oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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