Leona Lewis: ‘Crying can help you win The X Factor’

10:49 24 October 2012

Leona Lewis. Picture: PA/Chris Radburn

Leona Lewis. Picture: PA/Chris Radburn

PA/Press Association Images

Former X Factor winner Leona Lewis has told contestants that crying on stage could help them win.

The ‘Bleeding Love’ singer -who was crowned the winner of the ITV competition in 2006 - has advised this year’s contestants to get in touch with their emotions and show their vulnerable side by shedding a few tears live on TV.

She said: “Remember it’s OK to be emotional. I cried every week on the show.

“Some people were like, ‘You’re too this’ or ‘You’re too that’, but I’m good with me and I’m good with how I react to things - it just makes me who I am.

“If you get criticised you 100 per cent get upset, but that’s just natural. If it’s positive criticism that’s fine, and if it’s negative you just have to ignore it. Don’t take it personally.”

The softly-spoken pop star thinks confident acts like Rylan Clark shouldn’t get too cocky and she warned that no one likes a big ego and has warned the acts that they will need to work harder than ever before if they want a shot at winning.

Leona told We Love Pop magazine: “Never get a big head. There’s nothing worse than an ego.”

She added: “Find a balance between work and your personal life. Be prepared to work harder than ever.”

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

The Star Wars actor’s aircraft came down at a golf course in Los Angeles.

Read more

Can you relate to these classic #RowingProblems?

Read more

Scientists can now predict your risk of death over a ten year period.

Read more

Promoted content

A look at one of our previous Design Fairs

Chelsea Old Town Hall will be the venue for the renowned Desire Fair from 6-8 March 2015. This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is an event not to be missed.

(Not guaranteed)

Mothers Day is fast approaching, so we’ve rounded up some unusual and beautiful gifts for you to dazzle the most important woman in your life come March 15th.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Quizzes

Upton Park (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

West Ham is a unique football club and a day out at the Boleyn Ground can be an unforgettable experience.

Read more
Name the Charlton players from their Wikipedia careers!

Charlton are a club with a rich history and tradition, with academy prospects and club legends stealing the hearts of The Valley crowd.

Read more
Just some funky Instagram photos of London's best borough

Whether your heart belongs in Highbury, you adore Arsenal, or you flirt with Finsbury Park, we’ll test your Islington knowledge with this quiz.

Read more