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Leona Lewis The British Queen of Pop!


Hello guys i am so happy to be back and i continue the Part of my blog called «Project X».

ProjectX is a part of my blog where fans of different artists express their feelings for them through interviews. This week’s artist is LEONA LEWIS, The British Queen of Pop.

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So the first interviewer and fan is called Mike the Lost Boy:

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1. When did you become a bunnie?

I became a Bunny after Better In Time was released. I fell in love with Leona’s flawless beauty and her voice in BIT.

2. What is something special that according to you Leona has?

The fact that she’s such a pure soul who stays true to herself, her fans and her music.

3. What’s your Fave song of hers (released or unreleased)?

My Favourite song has to be LoveBird although I have many favs, LoveBird is right up there.

4. What’s your fave collab of hers?

Favorite Collaboration has to be *Don’t Let Me Down ft Justin Timberlake…I wish he had more vocals in the song but I absolutely loved it.

5. What’s your thoughts on her next album? (stlyle,red carpet, videos) and do you think it will be successful?

I would love Leona to go back to her Spirit and Echo days in terms of style of music and her Vocals. Epic eras and I will treasure that for as long as I live. And I do think LL6 will be successful if she goes back to her ballroom style of music.

6. What’s your fave red carpet appereance of Leona?

Her Echo era was the best in terms of Red Carpet looks. I loved the big hair and ballroom gowns.

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7. The best intro from her albums?

Her best Intro album has to be Glassheart. I loved what she did with that.

8. How does Leona helped you in your life? Any powerful lyrics that have become your moto?

Leona’s music has had the most impact in my life. I relate to her lyrics 100% and her voice just takes me to another universe.

9. Is there something you want to say to our queen , the legendary Leona Lewis?

My message to Leona I want to say thank you for the music, the songs you sing. It’s been such a crazy journey with you and it’s been an incredible 10 years Leona. Stay true to who you are and your music. We love and adore you! Heads Up Mother Bun, The best is yet to Come ❤️

10. And tell us something about you! A message you want world to know about you?

I’m probably the biggest Leona Fan out there 😂 I’m just a Lost Boy from Neverland 😎

 

Thanks Mike and now we are moving on to Liz:

A 1 , since the x factor

A2 Beautiful inside and out .

a3 too many to choose .

A4 save me .

A5 some big ballards which shows off her voice , yes it will be a winner .

A6 , too many to choose .

A7 I AM .

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A8.She has help me to know there are some genuine and beautiful people out there , Thought i would never rise again but i am , i am .

A9 Thank you Leona from the bottom of my heart .

A10 I value , truth Loyalty , and Love .

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And now its time to welcome laura, a big leona lewis fan:

1.) I became a bunny back in 2006 on her first audition.

2.) we both  love  animals and vegetarian

3.) Thank You ( hard choice)

4.) Biagio Antoacci – Unexpected. Can’t understand what is singing her vocals 👌🏻

5.) I’m excited I hope it will be successful, excited to know if it’s going to be about love or something new.

6.) ahhh there’s so many she rocked everything. When she wore her silver dress with pink shoes.

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7.) Spirit

8.) Her lyrics related to what’s going on in my life with work, family. When I play her songs after a shitty day I realise it’s ok to have that at times etc.

9.) there would be plenty of questions but main one would be. » please desperate to me miss Leona»

10.) about me. I am a twin to a special sister named Vicky live in the U.K. I am crazy about animals and love being around them🙂

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Now shall we move on and hear what alfonso has to say? Let’s go:

1. When did you become a bunnie?

I became a bun 9 years ago, when I heard «Bleeding Love» on a Spanish radio station. When the song ended, I told my father that I needed to buy her album so I went to the store and I bought it. Since that moment until today she is an essential part of my life.

2. What is something special that according to you Leona has?

Everything about her is special. From her voice to her personality, including her charisma, her innocence… the way she makes me feel had never ever felt it before I met her.

3. What’s your Fave song of hers (released or unreleased)?

I can’t choose only one, so I will say what my 5 favourite songs are: Alive, Broken, Fireflies, Footprints In The Sand and Bleeding Love

4. What’s your fave collab of hers?

Collide ft. Avicii

5. What’s your thoughts on her next album? (stlyle,red carpet, videos) and do you think it will be successful?

In terms of the style, I think it’s going to be a Spirit 2.0, I mean, more R&B and far from the Glassheart sound. Don’t know if it’ll be successful, I really hope so.

6. What’s your fave red carpet appereance of Leona?

7. The best intro from her albums?

I’d say Bleeding Love from Spirit but I already chose that song as one of my favourite ones so I’m going to say Happy from Echo this time.

8. How does Leona helped you in your life? Any powerful lyrics that have become your moto?

She’s helped me in everything. I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now without her and her music.

9. Is there something you want to say to our queen , the legendary Leona Lewis?

If I had to say everything I want to say, I’d need more than just 1 life, so I’m only saying THANK YOU, Leona, for being my all.

10. And tell us something about you! A message you want world to know about you?

Well, I’m a Spanish guy who is studying journalism and always fighting to be better and better everyday.

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And now last but not least here comes Gareth:

1. 28th October 2006 when Leona sang summertime on X Factor . This is when I knew she was special

2. A unique voice – no one can sound like her. Other artists are easily copied but not Leona. This matched with her genuine humble attitude is what makes her a remarkable artist

3. Alive (from Echo)

4. Her duet with Taylor Swift ! Not official colab but still!

5. Her next album I will be happy if she did what she does best and belts out some great emotional ballads. I do love some of her uptempo but her voice is just amazing on ballads such as Broken or Footprints in the Sand ! Her album whatever it is will only be successful If radio get behind her and if the promo is done properly. If it is then yes it will be huge !

6. She always looks amazing but who could forget Roberto Cavalli’s 40th Anniversary Party where she wore that magnificent gown and her hair and make up were just on point ! Stunning !

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7. I do love the Alive intro but also Fire Under My Feet was great ! I loved the Intro – such an underrated song!

8. Leona has helped me with just her voice. Whenever I am happy or sad I turn to her music and it just calms me and takes me to my happy place. A lot of her songs (like Heartbeat) stir up so many feelings but one song that means a lot personally to me is Thick Skin . I was bullied at school so this song lyric is how I felt «Every time you find another stone to throw I will pick it up and start to build a wall Keep up your attack because with every blow You were only adding my castle»

9. I said what I wanted to say to Leona in the book I participated in before which mainly was keep being the star she was born to be. Never change and remember her fans will always be by her side no matter what.

10. About me? I am just a sales man from bonnie Scotland who is lucky to have found the love of my life, Graeme, who I will be marrying next August (think Leona is free to sing at it haha?) I am also a zumba instructor and try to get as many Leona songs as routines as possible.

Thanks guys for the love you expressed for the Legendary Leona Lewis! Stay Tuned cause there is more to come not only about music but for economics, politics, music, lifestyle,Healthy Living, fashion and many many more! LEONA LEWIS IS RUMOURED TO MAKE HER COMEBACK AT THE END OF THIS YEAR OR IN THE BEGINNING OF 2018 SO STAY TUNED!

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Music Predictions 2017!


2017 has already been a really interesting year for music! Lots of artists have released their music, their lead singles and are ready to release their albums! But who is going to win the game? And especially the music awards game!

  1. Christina Aguilera

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The 36 year old singer has not released a solo album for the last 5 years! Things seem to get  to an end cause rumours claim that the mother of two will release her new album probably in the summer but for sure in 2017! The problem with Christina Aguilera is that she takes a long time between her albums and looses contact with the music audience! That costs her as for the popularity and as for the success of her albums! But after such a long break i am sure that Legentina Xtina is coming back with something really Big! Latest rumours also claim that she may do a big appereance this month or the next so i will let you know!

2. Leona Lewis

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The British vocalist is making her return this year! She has released her last album in 2015! Well it didnt have the success we were all waiting for! Between 2015 and 2017 Leona has released a collaboration with Pitbull and played Grizabella in the famous musical Cats directed by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber! She recently shared some photos of her promoting something nodded to music! Cant wait for Leona to make a Big return!

3. Iggy Azalea

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The female rapper will reportedly release her long awated and lots of times delated album in the first week of June! Azalea started talking about the album back in 2015 but it went through lots of delays through the course of these years! We cant wait to hear what iggy has made this time!

4. Katy Perry

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We dont know much about Katy’s album but we know its going to be out this year! She has released the first single called Chained to the Rythm which went OK but we cant wait for new stuff! She also confirmed that there is also another single called Bon Appetit but she didnt give a clue about the release date!

 

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Leona lewis: Christmas with Love-Review


Leona lewis is definitely one of the best voices of her generation with mega hits like Bleeding Love, Better in Time, Happy and others! In 2013 she released a Christmas Album called «Christmas with Love».

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In my opinion, this album is really catchy and has some grat songs like the lead single One More Sleep and definitely Mr Right! And these days leona keeps uploading audio videos of her christmas songs! We really hope for some TV performances from you leona!

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Her vocals are great and she also said that she is releasing new music in 2017 with Alesso and hopefully with Pitbull! But also she is releasing the follow up to her » I Am» album!

My favourite track of the album is Ave Maria! Leona’s voice is pure magic as she can sing properly an opera song! Her voice is really smooth and she simply rocks!

So what do you say, shall we listen to some of the tracks?

Let’s go:

One More Sleep is the lead track of the album! It peaked in No #3 in uk Charts in 2013!

Ave Maria! Leona transforms into an opera queen!

 

An uplifting song from her album, which i personally love!

Leona truly knows how to hit some high notes and this track is the proof!

So go out there and by her album «Christmas with Love» on itunes and stream it on Spotify!

Could we simply say that leona looks incredible?


LEONA Lewis looks like she’s having the time of her life as she holidays in Mexico.

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Leona has shared a series of pictures on her Instagram, which show off her toned curves.

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Leona Lewis looks stunning in a white bikini on the beach in Mexico

In one image the 31-year-old looks stunning as she sits in front of the sea wearing a white bikini and beams as her picture is taken.

In others she is seen wearing a multi-coloured Bardot style bikini as she sits on a boat and later enjoys herself in crystal-clear waters.

Her long ombre hair is worn in two long plaits which reach her midriff.

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The singer showed off her toned curves in a Bardot style bikini

Leona has just completed a hugely successful stint on Broadway playing the lead role in Cats, which she took on from Nicole Scherzinger.

She started playing Grizabella after she split ways with her label, Island Records.

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At the time, a source close to her told the Sun: “It simply didn’t work out with Island.

“She made a great record and the label really championed her but something just didn’t click.

“Universal is still very keen to keep her as part of the family.”

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“There has been interest from other labels too but right now she’s concentrating on her debut in Cats.”

The singer just completed a successful Broadway stint in Cats

The singer just completed a successful Broadway stint in Cats

Leona recently restored her friendship with Simon so a return to Syco isn’t out of the question, even though the album included some tough criticism of the music mogul.

The insider added: “She has always stayed great friends with Simon so it is definitely not beyond the realms of possibility.”

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Last year Simon told Dan Wootton: “I have a real soft spot for Leona for so many reasons. I’d say to her, and I genuinely mean this, that the door will always be left open.

“Any time she ever thought, ‘I want to come back to Syco’ I’d welcome her with open arms.”

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SOURCE: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/2300115/leona-lewis-shows-off-her-incredibly-toned-curves-in-a-series-of-colourful-swimsuits-while-on-dream-holiday/

It’s Halloween Time!


Halloween is a fest celebrated all through USA,UK and more countries. Children go out in the night and play the well-known game «Trick or Treat» where they knock people doors and ask them this question. People usually give them candies!

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Adults usually hang out and dance in several parties.

As a blogger i searched for the most amazing costumes of this week:

Statuesque: On Saturday evening singer Leona Lewis  attended the annual Trick Or Treats magazine Halloween party in Los Angeles

Eye-candy: Leona's most stylish accessory may have been boyfriend Dennis Jauch - a muscle-bound dancer and choreographer who flaunted his man cleavage in a mesh vest and blazer

One of my favourite looks of these days is definitely leona lewis. She was smokin hot with her boyfriend when they attended a party in LA !! Leona was body painted and was shining from the bottom to the top. Her boyfriend was of a silver colour and they were awesome together!

Another major look was that of Kylie Jenner. She was dressed like Xtina in her video called «Dirrty ft Redman». She was great wearing one of the most iconic costumes of the singer! We should also say that Christina is currently No #1 in billboard dance club charts with her song Telepathy and due to Kylie’s videos and pictures the singer’s name became a trend on Twitter. Let’s take a look:

Dirrty! Kylie Jenner got nostalgic for Halloween, dressing up as Christina Aguilera from her Dirrty music video

Exact match! Christina in 2002

The video of Dirrty is one of the most iconic of all time. Let’s enjoy xtina:

 

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Leona’s track with Pitbull delays due to changes on the album «Climate Change»


Leona Lewis won’t release her collaboration with Pitbull till 2017 due to changes on the album. We, bunnies, are waiting anxiously for her new track Only Ones To Know cause its probably going to be a single on the upcoming album.

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Leona is busy those days appearing in Kygo’s concert in Hollywood Bowl and she is also releasing a new album in 2017.

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Can’t wait for Leona to slay!!!

P.S: she is not signed to Island Records anymore but she is signed in Def Jam and she is in talks with Universal Company for a new contract!

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Leona Lewis… The British queen of Pop music!!!


2006 was definitely the year of leona lewis. The young Hackney girl was meant to be the queen of british pop music and reign the charts all over United Kingdom, USA and 28 more countries!!!

After winning the competition she released a cover of the song » A Moment like this» which became one of the most downloaded singles of the year!!!

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All newspapers and TV shows were talking about the new Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston!!! Her rise to global fame came with her single Bleeding Love and her first ever album «Spirit». Tv appereances in shows and interviews became a usual phenomenon for Leona Lewis!!!

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She became the first solo artist to top the Usa charts in more than 20 years and her single remained in first place for 7 weeks!!!

 

Then in 2009 she released her second album, Echo in which she showcased her GRANDE vocals in songs like Can’t Breath!!!

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The album did great in sales and she made an arena touring for which she changed her style. she became more modern and she even danced on stage… Let’s see some pics form her arena touring called » Labyrinth Tour»!!!

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Then suddenly Leona disappeared from stage. She did some covers but nothing else. Until Glassheart came!!! A great album in  my opinion with a whole different style for her!!! A more edgy style and modern music!!!

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Let’s hear her best single form the album called Trouble

 

And in 2013 a Christmas album came!!! She released «Christmas with Love» which in the beginning came in the 36th position in charts but with the promotion it climbed in the 3rd place!!! It was Leona’s 6th top 5 which made her the only British female artist to do that in British Charts!!!

Her single «One More Sleep» was a true hit:

 

And then she again disappeared from the spotlight!!! She then part ways from Syco saying that she was neglected and she wanted to do her own music!!! She then said that she had something like depression!!! But in 2015 she signed with Island Records, a Universal Company and released her fifth album called «I AM», an album about enpowernment and believe to yourself!!!

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Her single Thunder did well in Charts in Uk where its climbed to number 12 and in USA in number 37!!! Let’s listen to  it and watch it:

She also did a tour in Uk which went great as 3 of her shows were sold- out in two days after the announcement of her tour!!!

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She even sang with Taylor Swift in Taylor’s World Arena Tour called «1989»:

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But difficult times came for Leona!!! She parted ways with her new company after the release of only one album!!! Simone Cowell said the the open is always open for Leona to come back but it seems that Leona doesn’t want to!!!

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But the luck was still with her!!! She got the role at the revival of Cats on Broadway till October 2016!!! Critics praise Leona for her singing skills!!!

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Lord Andrew Loyd Webber praised Leona as he said that she has one of the best voices of her generation!!! After this success Leona announced that new music is on the way after cats with Pitbull and famous Dj Alesso and her new album!!! Also Leona is still signed in Def Jam in the Us and she is collaborating with huge composers and Grammy award nominees!!! Is seems that a new promoting strategy is being build for Leona to re-enter the A List of Pop artists!!! She is using social media a lot to keep her fans updated!!!

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Waiting for Leona to release new music!!! Comment below if you are waiting for new music from Leona and spread this article though social media!!!

Leona Lewis interview on joining Broadway’s Cats: ‘The show’s got a lot of heart’


When it comes to credentials for a long career in pop, winning The X Factor has proved about as reliable as a degree from Trump University. However, there has been one unexpected beneficiary of the endless stream of starry-eyed warblers – the world of stage musicals, which have long provided a safe harbour for former contestants.

In the UK, Pop Idol winner Will Young went on to star in Cabaret, while X Factor semi-finalist Diana Vickers soon found herself treading the boards in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice in London’s West End. In the US meanwhile, American Idol has sent a busy succession of contestants to Broadway, from Clay Aiken, who had a run in Spamalot, to 2007 winner Jordin Sparks, who performed in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-Hamilton hit In the Heights.

Now, however, there’s been a transatlantic exchange, with the most successful ever winner of The X Factor UK landing directly on the Great White Way. On Sunday, the musical Cats officially opens, with Leona Lewis donning whiskers and a tattered tail to play Grizabella, the Glamour Cat. The show revives the Andrew Lloyd Webber juggernaut, whose lyrics are based on TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. (Its most famous song, Memory, also bastardizes the poet’s Preludes and Rhapsody on a Windy Night.)

Cats’ original production started in 1981 and ran for 18 years (21 in the West End); this upgraded version, with a young cast performing their paws off, also looks poised for success. Lewis took the role after Nicole Scherzinger pulled out at short notice. With a strange circularity, the former Pussycat Doll, who had performed the role in the 2014 West End revival, had decided to take up an offer to become a judge on The X Factor instead.

“It’s so weird,” muses Lewis about the coincidence as she sits on a sofa in her dressing room on a sweltering midweek afternoon, wearing the regulation 2016 summer uniform of a giant denim shirt dress. “I guess it’s a small world, really.”


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She was asked to join the cast by Lloyd Webber, who told the Economist that he was “furious” when Scherzinger quit. Lloyd Webber called Lewis to ask whether she was interested, but insisted that she audition. Being a seasoned trouper, she flew to New York (she has homes in Los Angeles and London) and within a few days the part was hers. She will play Grizabella until October, not a long stint by theatre standards. “I’d just come off a tour, I was having some time off and it just seemed like the perfect role because it’s not a long commitment.”

 

Until One Direction came along, Lewis was the most successful X Factor contestant ever. Poised and humble, with a stratospheric voice, she won the contest in 2006. A year later her second single Bleeding Love was No 1 in 35 countries, including the US, while its parent album Spirit sold 9m copies worldwide – not quite as much as the 15m American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson achieved with her second album, Breakaway, but still serious numbers.

After a few years, however, she and Simon Cowell, the X Factor judge and her label boss, came to disagree about which musical direction she should go in (she made a dubstep-tinged album inspired by Kate Bush and Tears for Fears; he wanted her to do Motown-style covers) and Lewis left his label. A subsequent stint with Island Records ended a few weeks ago, and now Lewis is moving on. This week she has been recording We Are Free from the Gladiator soundtrack with legendary film composer Hans Zimmer; she is also working on a single to come out later this year. Two years ago she alarmed some fans by writing an open letter in which she described the stress she had been under as her relationship with Cowell’s label deteriorated, but now Lewis says she feels creatively unshackled: “Having had a decade from doing [The X Factor] to now, I’m freed up to do things that I have always wanted to do.”

If Lewis picked Cats as to remind the public of her indisputable talents, she chose well. She gets the big number, Memory, coolly drains it of most of its schmaltz, and then belts it with such passion and precision it probably ends up in Times Square. The pressure of handling such a showstopper doesn’t faze her: Lewis is a stage school kid who first saw Cats aged seven. “I know the song, I’ve sung it since I was a little girl – it’s been exciting [to perform], more than too much,” she says.
She’s used to high-stakes performances. Two years after The X Factor, in which she had to crush the competition in front of an audience of millions every week, she performed Whole Lotta Love with Jimmy Page at the handover ceremony at the Olympics in Beijing. Page described it, quite sincerely, as his proudest moment outside Led Zeppelin. “We spent loads of time together in Beijing and he’s like a lovely uncle, so kind,” says Lewis of the once notorious guitarist. “All the iconic rock stars I’ve gotten to meet are like that. They are all so chill, and have no ego – they’re very confident and secure in themselves.”

Lewis is a vegan and animal rights activist. She refused to open the Harrods sale because they sell fur coats, said she would give up her career in return for a global ban on vivisection, and even managed to stop her German boyfriend, brought up on bratwurst, from eating meat. Did her empathy for the animal kingdom influence her interpretation of the role – a moth-eaten kitty shunned by her fellow felines, but taking comfort from memories of her glory days?


She’s gracious enough to take the question seriously. “It’s weird, isn’t it, because I also got offered a part in The Lion King when I was younger,” she says. “There is definitely something for putting that kind of vibe out there – maybe that played a part in me taking on the role of an animal.” As for real-life felines, she feeds a stray cat that stalks her land in LA, but is more of a dog and horse person. “Cats are more standoffish. But it depends. My cousin’s got this big tabby cat that I’m in love with.”

 

Lewis is not the kind of pop star who mouths off, gets into Twitter feuds or makes controversial videos. In the age of Kanye and Rihanna, where outrage is a potent currency, that can make her seem an anomaly. Yet along with animal rights, there are other issues that she feels moved to speak out about – most recently, the massacre of 49 people at Pulse, the gay club in Orlando, Florida. “It struck a chord,” she says. “I think of my friends that could have been there, or it could have been me that was there. Putting yourself in that position is just so devastating. It’s terrible, this world we’re living in now and it just seems to get worse and worse. Every day you’re turning on the news and some other tragedy has happened. It’s awful.”

So what’s the role of a performer in all this – to provide escapism from the horrors of daily life? Lewis disagrees. “When people come and see a show I hope that they take away something from it,” she says. “The show’s got a lot of heart. Grizabella’s someone that’s been outcast and the storyline is about acceptance and love. That is a deeper reason as to why I do music. I don’t think it’s escapism at all, actually. I think it’s really meaningful. It’s about people coming away feeling moved and having a bit more love in their heart.”

SOURCE:https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jul/29/leona-lewis-interview-cats-broadway-x-factor

 

Cats: Leona Lewis sings ‘Memory’ in new look at Broadway revival and she slays!!!


It’s time to let the memory live again.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed musical Cats has purred its way back onto Broadway, and EW has your first look at a new video montage from the revival that includes Leona Lewis as Grizabella, “The Glamour Cat.”

In the footage, which you can see above, Lewis can be heard singing the showstopper number, “Memory.” It also showcases the musical’s costumes, choreography, and other members of the feline-filled cast.

The role marks Lewis’ Broadway debut. Nicole Scherzinger previously played Grizabella in the London revival of Cats in 2014, but Webber revealed in a May radio interview that she pulled out of the Broadway production in order to appear on The X Factor.

Cats, based on T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, first opened on Broadway in 1982 and ran until 2000, making it currently the fourth-longest running show in Broadway history. Director Trevor Nunn, who helmed the original production, is also steering the new revival.

“The classic Cats, which I saw when I was 9, was just so breathtaking and mesmerizing,” Lewis told PEOPLE at last month’s Tony Awards. “So it’s staying true to the original, but they’re injecting a bit of freshness into it, which I’m really excited about.”

Cats is currently in previews at New York’s Neil Simon Theatre, with opening night set for this Sunday.

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See Leona Lewis in Costume as Grizabella in Broadway’s Cats Revival: FIRST LOOK


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LEONA LEWIS the well known pop syperstar which rose to fame after winning the third series of X Factor UK looks purr-fect in her debut on the Great White Way.

The «Bleeding Love» singer stars as Grizabella, «The Glamour Cat,» in the upcoming Broadway revival of Cats – and PEOPLE has an exclusive look at Lewis in feline form.

«The classic Cats, which I saw when I was 9, was just so breathtaking and mesmerizing,» Lewis told PEOPLE of the musical at the Tony Awards last month. «So it’s staying true to the original, but they’re injecting a bit of freshness into it, which I’m really excited about.»

The production is now in previews and will open on July 31 at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City.

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«Even in rehearsals, I’ll sit and watch what’s going on and get really, really excited about it,» Lewis, 31, added.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber-composed musical – which made its debut on London’s West End in 1981 – has a storied history on both the Broadway stage and in musical theater history. Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Cats is the fourth-longest-running Broadway production, having garnered seven Tony Awards after opening in 1982 and playing 7,485 performances over 18 years.

See Leona Lewis in Costume as Grizabella in Broadway's Cats Revival: FIRST LOOK| Cats, Leona Lewis, Theater

 
«Leona has one of the greatest voices of her generation,» Webber, 68, said in May of the latest Cats lead. «We are all hugely excited about working with her.»

Lewis follows a fellow pop star in taking on the role of Grizabella. Former Pussycat Dolls chanteuse Nicole Scherzinger starred in the 2014 Cats London revival, for which she was nominated for the best actress Laurence Olivier Award last year.

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