Leona Lewis
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 3 April 1985
'Age 33
Hometown Hackney, London
Occupation Former waitress


Category 16-24s
Mentor Simon Cowell
Placement Winner (1/12)
Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is an English pop-R&B singer. She auditioned for Series 3 of The X Factor UK and made it all the way to the final as part of the 16-24s category mentored by Simon Cowell.

She was crowned the winner defeating Ray Quinn also from the 16-24s category.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition Free choice "Over the Rainbow" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 "I Have Nothing" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 "Hero" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "Without You" Advanced
Week 1 Motown "I'll Be There" Safe
Week 2 Songs by Rod Stewart "The First Cut is the Deepest" Safe
Week 3 Big band "Summertime" Safe
Week 4 Songs by ABBA "Chiquitita" Safe
Week 5 Love songs "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Safe
Week 6 Number ones "Bridge over Troubled Water" Safe
Week 7 Songs from the movies "Lady Marmalade" Safe
"I Will Always Love You"
Week 8 Songs by Barry Manilow "Could It Be Magic" Safe
Contestant's choice "Without You"
Week 9: Semi-final Songs to get you to the final "I Have Nothing" Safe
"Over the Rainbow"
Week 10: Final Favourite performance "I Will Always Love You" Winner
Celebrity duets "A Million Love Songs" (with Take That)
"All by Myself"
Winner's single "A Moment Like This"

Post-The X Factor


UK Series 3 Finalists
Ashley McKenzieBen MillsDionne MitchellEton Road4SureKerry McGregorLeona LewisNikitta AngusRay QuinnRobert AllenThe MacDonald BrothersThe Unconventionals
The X Factor UK Winners
Steve BrooksteinShayne WardLeona LewisLeon JacksonAlexandra BurkeJoe McElderryMatt CardleLittle MixJames ArthurSam BaileyBen HaenowLouisa JohnsonMatt TerryRak-Su