Leona Lewis for Bond tune

X Factor winner overtakes Amy Winehouse as favourite to record film track

Friday, 13 June 2008

Leona Lewis is being tipped to beat Amy Winehouse as the artist chosen to record the new James Bond theme.

The X Factor winner, 23, is said to have impressed US execs behind the movie.

‘It looks like Leona has won the race,’ a source reveals.

‘She’s seen as one of the few candidates who has the right profile both sides of the pond to do it. She is reliable and has a great voice. Hopefully something could be announced soon.’

Amy, 24, was previously the frontrunner, but her spokesman says it’s now ‘unlikely’ she’ll get the job.

‘Amy was their original choice but she just can’t get her act together and hasn’t got the right image,’ the insider tell The Sun.

Quantum Of Solace, starring Daniel Craig as Bond, is due out in October.

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