Crushing Over: Leona Lewis ♥

Leona Lewis’ success as a singer hardly came as a surprise to those who know her, as she has been pursuing a career in music for most of her life. Leona Lewis wrote her first song when she was 12 and won in an under-18 competition the following year. She subsequently attended two highly regarded stage schools, the Sylvia Young Theatre School and the BRIT School.

Leona Lewis on x factor
Leona Lewis’ increased confidence — coupled with the encouragement of family and friends — led her to audition for The X Factor. The British program essentially follows the same formula as American Idol: Participants perform in front of three judges (Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louise Walsh) until a winner is chosen.

Leona Lewis was considered an early favorite by fans and pundits alike, and she consistently knocked the judges out with her stirring renditions of popular songs like “I Will Always Love You” and “Over the Rainbow.” On December 16, 2006, Leona Lewis, with approximately 60% of the votes, was crowned the third-season winner of The X Factor.

Leona Lewis releases spirit
A few days after her victory, Leona’s first single — a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This” — was released to stores and online music shops, and it shot straight to No. 1. In early 2007, at about the same time her single was short-listed for an honor at the 2007 Brit Awards, Leona Lewis relocated to Los Angeles to begin work on her highly anticipated debut album, Spirit, which was released in March 2007 in the UK.

Leona Lewis is named no. 68 in top 99 of 2008
In 2008, Leona Lewis was nominated for an outstanding four BRIT Awards, and she was voted in at No. 68 in’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women list. Her album Spirit was released in the U.S. as well.

Her hit single, “Bleeding Love,” also hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in March 2008.

Why Is She Famous?
Leona Lewis made a substantial impact on British culture when she became the first woman to win on The X Factor, Simon Cowell’s UK version of American Idol. Leona Lewis’ debut single “A Moment Like This” broke records when it was downloaded 50,000 times in 30 minutes. The single also maintained the No. 1 position for four weeks on the UK Singles Chart.

Even though Leona Lewis is new to the music scene, her success is eminent. With her seductive vocals and gorgeous looks, it was a given the Leona Lewis would make it as a singer. Her debut album, Spirit, proved that she has what it takes to make it as a solo artist.

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‘Bleeding Love’ singer Leona Lewis admits she can’t wait to marry her boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa.

Leona Lewis has the type of exotic stunning beauty we just can’t look away from. Forget pale skin and bad teeth; this Brit babe is armed with olive skin, aquamarine eyes, oh-so pouty lips, and a killer body. Leona Lewis doesn’t even need to unleash her sultry voice to make any man weak in the knees. But, once she does sing her gentle vocals make her that much more attractive — if that’s even possible.

“I do belly dancing — it’s great for your abs. My mum used to teach ballet and always told me to work out doing something I enjoyed. I would try pole dancing.”
– Leona Lewis

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