Kicking off her career after winning The X Factor in 2006, Pop/soul star Leona Lewis believes that reality show contestants are more talented that many of the artists out today, insisting they have to prove themselves as singers.
Explaining her position, Lewis told Time Out Dubai: “Because my first single, ‘Bleeding Love’, did so well – it went number one in, like, 30 different countries – I’ve proved myself not to be a sell-out.”
She continues: “And people see me on the show, where people are singing live; there’s no miming like you see so many artists now doing on TV shows. You’re out there in front of so many people and there’s so much pressure.”
Admitting that reality show contestants are only left with their raw talent, Lewis adds: “So in all honesty, a lot of reality-show musicians are more talented than the artists who are actually out right now. There’s no Auto-Tune, no nothing. It’s all raw, genuine, so a lot of the people are actually very, very talented.”
Do you agree with Leona?