Leona Will be the Next Mariah
The X Factor queen has what it takes to break the States...
Leona Lewis, X Factor's first female winner, is being lined up to steal Mariah Carey's crown.
Simon Cowell has revealed Clive Davis, the chief of J Records in the US (home to Alicia Keys and Whitney Houston among others) has told him he wants to make the gorgeous 21-year-old with the enormous pipes a huge star on the other side of the pond.
Simon said, "Leona has a commitment to go and see Clive. It's an amazing opportunity. I believe she'll be up there with Mariah and Whitney. It's a fairytale ending."
Which means we could be seeing lovely Le, like Mariah, linking up with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg in future.
After scooping 60% of the votes and winning a 1million record deal during Saturday's final, Leona has since admitted she came close to jacking a singing career in all together.
"I was so down at getting nowhere that I was about to give it all up and then I had one more chance - the X Factor audition," she said.
"Now look at what there is for me, it's almost too much to take in. I wanna do this for the rest of my life."
Ahh.. Let's just hope Leona never goes all Carey-style diva on us...