X Factor winner Leona Lewis is being lined up for a role as a guest judge on the ITV1 entertainment show.
She is in talks to step in over the coming days while show bosses work on a permanent replacement for Kelly Rowland.
Lewis won the competition in 2006 and has become a global star since finding fame on the show, with three UK number ones.
The 27-year-old would follow Geri Halliwell as a guest for this year’s show, with the former Spice Girl appearing at the Liverpool audition this week.
Also said to be in the running for a temporary spot on the panel is chart-topper Rita Ora, currently at number one with her single R.I.P.
Halliwell’s former Spice Girls bandmate Mel B is also taking a turn on the panel, alongside regulars Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos.
Leona Lewis and American Idol’s, Adam Lambert have just been announced as surprise acts joining the line up at The Rays of Sunshine Concert on June 7th. The stars will share the stage at The Royal Albert Hall with JLS, Pixie Lott, Stooshe, Conor Maynard, Diversity and Spelbound.
Hosted by Kiss Fm’s Melvin Odoom and Rochelle Wiseman from The Saturdays, the concert has been organised by Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, which grants wishes for seriously ill children in the UK aged 3-18 (raysofsunshine.org.uk).
Around 2,000 tickets have been given away by the charity to former wish children.
Millions of people have been touched to the core by Leona Lewis’s music since she won XFactor in 2006. She has sold over 20 million records and is currently finishing work on her much anticipated third studio album ‘Glassheart’ due for release later this year. Leona is an ambassador to Rays of Sunshine.
She said: “I love being an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine. Every day of the year the charity adds a touch of sparkle into the lives of brave and deserving children. The Rays of Sunshine Concert will bring hundreds of children together for a precious night of fun and I’m so happy to be a part of it.”
American superstar Adam Lambert has taken America by storm since becoming runner up in the 2009 season of American Idol. His first album ‘For Your Entertainment’ earned him a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Male Pop Vocal . His highly anticipated new album ‘Trespassing’ is released in the UK on July 2nd. His next single, ‘Never Close Our Eyes’ written by Bruno Mars, will be released in the UK on June 24th.
He said: “I am so excited to be here in London performing at The Rays of Sunshine Concert. It’s going to be an awesome night for an awesome charity”.
The few remaining tickets to the concert are available from royalalberthall.com. Prices start at £25. (Booking fees apply except to personal visitors to the Box Office.) Doors will open at 6.45pm and the show will start at 7.30pm.
The Rays of Sunshine Concert is sponsored by adot.com.
Hey guys, as you must know the Disco Queen, Donna Summers died earlier this week… She will be hugely missed but still so legendary with her hit singles Last Dance or Love to Love … Today Leona expressed her sadness via her twitter. Look what Leona said:
So sad to hear about Donna Summer, another legend who’ll live on through song. My deepest sympathy go out to the family x
Prepping for my session this weekend with
Hey Guys! It’s been a while since we had not seen Miss Lewis, in London town. But here she is, attending the Revolution Gala in London Theater Royal, yesterday evening. She was accompagnied by her good friend and great male dancer J. Revell. She looks freaking fierce with her new black hair color… Enjoy the pictures once again first on Leonadaily.net.
Leona Lewis has revealed she has been dishing out advice to One Direction.
The 27-year-old, who was speaking at the launch of the Radio1 and 1Xtra Academy earlier this week, told the Daily Record that she has taken her fellow talent show stars under her wing:
“They’re having a lot of fun. I give them a little bit of advice sometimes. I tell them to enjoy it.”
However, the ‘Bleeding Love’ star ruled out any romantic involvement following Liam Payne’s admission that he had a crush on her, adding: “He’s sweet. But they’re, like, two.”
The 2006 X-Factor winner, who recently expressed her fears over the rise of young gangs, also stated that her relationship with Simon Cowell has always been strictly platonic following revelations about his private life in Tom Bower’s recent biography.
She said: “He was never flirty with me at all. He was more like an uncle.”
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