Well, we'll be damned.
An insider told Life & Style:
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How could you NOT love Leona Lewis??
So, when we got to chat with Leona, needless to say, we were so super excited about it!
Not only did she she tell us alllll you could ever need to know about her holiday album, but Leona also hinted that a new (regular) album could be coming (next year?!), she talked about still trying to watch X Factor, and she even gave some advice to those adorable One Direction boys & other X Factor alums!!
On the possibility of a new album:
"Yeah I'm hoping to get back in the studio in the New Year and start recording an album because I feel like I've been really inspired by so much. I've done so many different things this year. I just recently did a film and then this album with a different genre that I've never done before. So I've been re-inspired."
On whether she watches X Factor US or UK:
"I have. I do try to, like whenever I'm home I'll watch it religiously. But I have been away quite a lot so I've missed a lot of it and I haven't been able to watch the US one because I've been home in London. But I've watched a bit of the UK one and it's been very different this year actually, [there's] some really, really good talent."
"I feel like when I went into the show, I had a clear vision of what I wanted to do and I really bonded with Simon [Cowell], obviously. I feel like he helped me so much. I felt like it was so important how involved the mentors are. With his advice and his guidance and mentoring, I was really able to do something I never thought would be possible.
So I give the advice of, if you have a mentor, find someone that believes in you and have that support from them. Also have a clear vision of what you want for yourself and don't compromise."
P.S. CLICK HERE if you want to see the first half of our interview with Leona where she discusses Christmas With Love & so much more!!!