Leona Lewis had been lined up as one of many contestants on the now scrapped The X Issue: All Stars collection – and it appears that evidently the previous winner will return to the expertise contest this yr in any case.
A supply has advised RadioTimes.com that the Bleeding Love singer has been recruited as a guest judge on The X Issue: The Band, which begins on Monday 9th December on ITV.
Lewis gained the third collection of The X Issue again in 2006 and went on to have a variety of profitable singles, together with winners music Second Like This, worldwide hit Bleeding Love and Higher In Time.
Her first two albums, Spirit and Echo each reached the primary spot in the UK albums chart.
To date solely Simon Cowell and Nicole Schwerzinger have been formally confirmed as judges, with Louis Walsh not concerned after reportedly turning down a backstage role on the collection.
The present is trying to discover the world’s subsequent large boy band or woman group, with a spokesman for the present claiming that the purpose was “to seek out the brand new famous person group – although now in record-breaking time.”
With Cowell having beforehand found One Route, Little Combine and Fifth Concord, he clearly has historical past of creating bug teams – and will probably be fascinating to see if he can match this success in the swiftly organized present.
And the mogul says that he hopes to discover a band that may even rival the success of Ok-Pop bands like BTS.
He stated: “Ok-Pop is ruling the world. This can be a present to discover a band to launch UK-Pop. It’s greater than profitable a document contract, it’s beginning a brand new music wave.”