It all came to a head when she was asked to make a covers album rather than writing and singing her own material.“Simon Cowell has been incredible but at the end of a day it’s a huge label now. This Leona is happy, relaxed and not so afraid of seeming vulnerable or opinionated.
I felt like at that stage all they were doing was holding me back from fulfilling my potential, to ask me to do a covers album was... Although she’s had her hair and make-up done, her look is very natural.
Lewis's success continued with the release of her debut album, Spirit, in 2007; it went 10x platinum in the United Kingdom and became the fourth best selling album of the 2000s.‘When we created X Factor, it was more than a television show.The idea behind it was to discover real stars,’ said the 54-year-old TV judge.‘When I think of our biggest success on X Factor, initially, one person changed the perception of the show worldwide and her name is Leona Lewis.You literally saved our show.’ But the writing was on the wall last year, when Cowell even forget the singer’s name calling her ‘Leonard’ by mistake.