Geri Halliwell might be enjoying her time on the X Factor but according to reports her time sitting on the panel alongside Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh could come to an end as Leona Lewis could be drafted in as a permanent judge.
In light of this news, we have decided to put forward ten reasons why the gorgeous ‘Bleeding Love’ singer should become a judge on the show.
1. X Factor experience: No one on the panel has been through the X Factor experience like Leona. We’re sure she could understand if a hopeful got nervous during the auditions or got too stressed during the live finals round.
2. Personality: Ms Lewis is probably one of the sweetest people in the music industry and this could work in her favour on the show as she won’t be harsh when criticising acts who sound like strangled cats.
3. Looks: There’s no denying that Leona is one gorgeous lady, and for that reason alone we want to see the star on the panel!
4. Age: Leona won the X Factor 2006 at the age of 21 and has managed to keep her head on her shoulders. Having experienced fame at an early age, the star, who is currently 27 will be able to guide the hopefuls in dealing with it.
5. History: Ever since Leona’s victory on the show, there’s no doubt that the star has gone on to become one of the successful artists to come out of the X Factor. Her song ‘Bleeding Love’ became the best selling digital song in America in 2008.
6. Simon Cowell: We don’t think Simon Cowell could be angry with the X Factor panel if his pal Leona was on the show.
7. No cheesy one liners: Leona doesn’t strike us as someone who would say “you look like a popstar, you sing like a popstar, you are a popstar” – ahem Louis Walsh – to every hopeful, so we’d love to hear Leona just give good honest feedback.
8. Variety: Leona would bring a breath of fresh air to the panel against Gary who has taken over from Simon, Louis who comes out with the same one-liners (see above) and Tulisa who isn’t afraid to say what she wants.
9. Contacts: Leona’s contacts list must be amazing! Anyone who is lucky to work with Leona will hopefully have a bright future ahead of them thanks to Leona’s help.
10. Time: We think Leona would be the type of person who would devote her time solely to the X Factor making sure that her acts were prepared.
What do you think? Do you think Leona would make a good judge on the X Factor?