Leona Lewis - Echo
Written by Nicholas Jennings    Monday, 14 December 2009 01:00    PDF Print E-mail

Tags: 2009 | Clive Davis | Echo | Euro-dance | Leona Lewis | Reviews | Simon Cowell | The X Factor

Leona Lewis - EchoThis 24-year-old singer is living a charmed life. Catapulted from Pizza Hut waitress to a lucrative recording career thanks to her win on British TV’s The X Factor, Leona sold over six million copies of her debut album, Spirit, with the help of svengali-mentors Simon Cowell and Clive Davis. Her followup is filled with more big-lunged ballads like “Happy” and “Can’t Breathe” and such cheesy Euro-dance numbers as “Outta My Head.” Like fast food, her album tingles the taste buds but lacks any lasting nourishment.

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