It looks like the X Factor UK may have a permanent replacement for Kelly Rowland!
While Rita Ora and Geri Halliwell have been guest judges during the audition rounds of the latest season, it's Leona Lewis that's apparently become the most popular of potentials, and according to sources, may be the one to land a permanent contract!
According to sources close to production, the singer impressed the head honchos so much during her Saturday stint that she was asked to come back to fill in for Rita Ora at midday today during the London round!
And although Geri has been making pretty grand attempts to secure herself the position, producers reportedly think that the former Spice Girl lacks the proper "chemistry" with co-judges Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, and Tulisa Contostavlos!
Aww! Sorry gurl!
But we actually think Leona is a pretty solid bet! She's been through the show before, she's immensely, and she's got a new album to promote!
Yeah! Sounds to us like we've got a winner!
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