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Old 21-04-2013, 20:19
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i'm a casual fan I remember buying the early singles like bleeding love,footprints in the sand & forgive me.
it's so sad the way her career has gone I feel like syco are putting more effort into olly murs and one direction.
I really wish she could leave the label and go somewhere else
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Old 21-04-2013, 21:20
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The number of unsold tickets on ebay (and the shockingly low prices of those that HAVE actually sold - 2 Row E stalls seats for Glasgow just sold for £30, for example!) suggests she needs a very big hit to revive interest in her.
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Old 21-04-2013, 21:22
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She looks and sounds good but is as dull as ditchwater. No charisma or star quality at all.
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Old 21-04-2013, 21:49
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Fingers crossed
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Old 21-04-2013, 21:59
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She looks and sounds good but is as dull as ditchwater. No charisma or star quality at all.
So not having a huge ego=dull? In my opinion Taylor Swift with all her fake personality is dull. Leona is actually passionate about things like animal rights and music. She might be introverted but from many interviews and TV appearances it's clear that she's up for a laugh, she does have an interesting personality it's just not typical of many celebrities.

As for the thread topic, no I don't think her career is over. She is releasing a fourth album anyway. If that flops, then her career will be pretty much over. Which would be a shame as Britain would lose one of it's most talented singers.
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Old 21-04-2013, 22:13
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i'm a casual fan I remember buying the early singles like bleeding love,footprints in the sand & forgive me.
it's so sad the way her career has gone I feel like syco are putting more effort into olly murs and one direction.
I really wish she could leave the label and go somewhere else
Olly isn't with Syco and i get tired of people blaming the label/management. Same with Alexandra who has now changed managent and she is still flopping and they are still blaming label/management
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Old 21-04-2013, 22:17
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She hasn't had a proper hit since 'Run', five years ago. She needs something BIG to save her career.

Her problem is that she goes away for years, returns for an X-Factor performance and then dissapears again. She should be releasing as much singles as possible, promoting everywhere, doing radio tours etc. She just seems a bit lazy.
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Old 21-04-2013, 22:26
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Olly isn't with Syco and i get tired of people blaming the label/management. Same with Alexandra who has now changed managent and she is still flopping and they are still blaming label/management
Re: Alex, she changed management after her last single was released so how is she still "flopping" when she has nothing to promote yet?

Leona's newest album in my opinion was her best in terms of production quality and just being an overall solid album, unfortunately the two singles they picked were just terrible choices - there were CLEAR choices for singles on that album, but unfortunately they didn't choose them.

Her career isn't going anywhere though, she just needs to get a decent single out - and more than two per album would be helpful.
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Old 21-04-2013, 22:30
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Olly isn't with Syco and i get tired of people blaming the label/management. Same with Alexandra who has now changed managent and she is still flopping and they are still blaming label/management
That's all in the past. Things have changed. A lot.

Leona is fine, I feel like she feels she has nothing left to prove. She had a pretty big peak and I don't think she was that keen on the "showbiz" side of things to be honest. She seems like a very private person, I think she is more happy making the music she likes on her terms, and with a voice like hers she has every right to.

I'm not sure how much longer she will remain as a fully commercial artist however, unless she changes labels, I'm concerned that Syco will eventually give up on her. She has improved so much as a performer, but as a commercial artist, I think she struggled to adapt to the change in trend from midtempo ballads (i.e. when songs like Bleeding Love, Alicia, Mariah etc were doing well) to the more recent dance stuff. She has tried, but it hasn't really worked and Syco hasn't been brave enough to take risks.

Glassheart would have been a great single had it been released. I don't think her career is over by any means, but I think she may see some big changes in her career sooner rather than later unless she wants to remain a commercial artist.
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Old 21-04-2013, 22:57
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I think if she releases Glassheart with an edgey, artistic video where she shows a sexier side (I have the treatment ready ) then she can salvage something. It frustrates me to know it is lying there redundant.
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Old 22-04-2013, 01:43
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No, if she want's to continue in a more low key way, she could still pull in enough punters for live shows for her hardcore fans & still sell several thousands of albums in the UK & some other European Countries.(insttead of the several million she used to) - which may not satisfy Syco / RCA.Doubt she'll become a mainstream artist again though.

It's whether she want's to continue in a more low key / out of the limelight way should be the question.As for as US is concerned - vertially a non-goer any more.
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Old 22-04-2013, 02:59
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i'm a casual fan I remember buying the early singles like bleeding love,footprints in the sand & forgive me.
it's so sad the way her career has gone I feel like syco are putting more effort into olly murs and one direction.
I really wish she could leave the label and go somewhere else
like what syco did to westlife.

maybe that how it really is
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Old 22-04-2013, 06:40
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So not having a huge ego=dull? In my opinion Taylor Swift with all her fake personality is dull. Leona is actually passionate about things like animal rights and music. She might be introverted but from many interviews and TV appearances it's clear that she's up for a laugh, she does have an interesting personality it's just not typical of many celebrities.

As for the thread topic, no I don't think her career is over. She is releasing a fourth album anyway. If that flops, then her career will be pretty much over. Which would be a shame as Britain would lose one of it's most talented singers.
I think Taylor Swift is dull as well. Doesn't negate my opinion of Leona. I think she is a nice but boring kind of artist, she's dull.
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Old 22-04-2013, 07:43
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Of course her career isn't over

You'll know it's over when she appears on Celeb big bro or strictly or I'm a celeb, followed by a performance on The Voice in about 5 years where tells the camera how she wants to revisit her success days

Thankfully that will never ever happen

She has reached a road bump in her career. It needs a good kicking, and then she will be a shooting star again.
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Old 22-04-2013, 10:51
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I think Leona is similar to Rebecca Ferguson: loves music but hates everything else that comes with it. Maybe she is really disillusioned with where she's heading & wants to quit sooner rather than later?
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Old 22-04-2013, 10:57
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Such short careers.
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Old 22-04-2013, 11:17
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That's all in the past. Things have changed. A lot.

Leona is fine, I feel like she feels she has nothing left to prove. She had a pretty big peak and I don't think she was that keen on the "showbiz" side of things to be honest. She seems like a very private person, I think she is more happy making the music she likes on her terms, and with a voice like hers she has every right to.

I'm not sure how much longer she will remain as a fully commercial artist however, unless she changes labels, I'm concerned that Syco will eventually give up on her. She has improved so much as a performer, but as a commercial artist, I think she struggled to adapt to the change in trend from midtempo ballads (i.e. when songs like Bleeding Love, Alicia, Mariah etc were doing well) to the more recent dance stuff. She has tried, but it hasn't really worked and Syco hasn't been brave enough to take risks.

Glassheart would have been a great single had it been released. I don't think her career is over by any means, but I think she may see some big changes in her career sooner rather than later unless she wants to remain a commercial artist.
Ironic though isn't it Adele, Emeli and now even Rihanna have brought ballads back in a big way and still no one wants her music.

Her material was never that good her personality is non existent and apart from her voice what i there that sets her apart from the rest. The answer absolutely nothing. She is just nice and others have now come ina nd taken over her biggest market The Ballad and she ha failed woefully to adapt as all she can do is a ballad (and a handful of decent uptempo's but no one wants them)

Is her career over as far a a commercial artist yes but he will continue to have fan and releasse for them
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Old 22-04-2013, 11:30
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Her material was never that good her personality is non existent and apart from her voice what i there that sets her apart from the rest. The answer absolutely nothing. She is just nice and others have now come ina nd taken over her biggest market The Ballad and she ha failed woefully to adapt as all she can do is a ballad (and a handful of decent uptempo's but no one wants them)
This isn't true actually. Her material has adapted well to the times. The problem has been releasing the wrong songs since after "Happy." Also, Collide actually did reasonably well. It was nominated for a Brit award and a Grammy award. I think it was one of the many victims of illegal downloads though.

Plus, as I already said, she has a great personality.
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Old 22-04-2013, 11:32
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Nope, she has had quite a good past 12 months financially speaking so I wouldn't say she's over.

She's doing something she loves and making good money too so more power to her I say, she's smarter than any of us that's for sure.
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Old 22-04-2013, 11:46
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Depends what you mean by her career. Recording career? Possibly, my crystal ball isn't working so it's hard for me, or anyone, to answer that with any conviction.

As long as she can sing she will always have some kind of singing career, and she will always have more money than any of us on this thread put together.

I do think that the push the X Factor gives you, especially as a winner, is very front loaded. It could well be that instant fame is very polarising and 'of that moment'.

Better to come runner up, without the weight of the winner's crown which seems to be a burden as much as anything.

If I was super-talented, as much I like watching these types of shows, I wouldn't take part. The likes of Adele and Emili Sandé seem to have done okay without them.
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Old 22-04-2013, 11:50
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No, if she want's to continue in a more low key way, she could still pull in enough punters for live shows for her hardcore fans & still sell several thousands of albums in the UK & some other European Countries.(insttead of the several million she used to) - which may not satisfy Syco / RCA.Doubt she'll become a mainstream artist again though.

It's whether she want's to continue in a more low key / out of the limelight way should be the question.As for as US is concerned - vertially a non-goer any more.
THIS. she has deliberately gone low key [although her stan fans blames Syco/Management] I feel this is her decision. she has always hated the limelight. she now bring in the money singing for her supper at event more than she earned via record sales, but her record company has lost money. she will have to make big changes for the 4th album, but will she want to?

Ironic though isn't it Adele, Emeli and now even Rihanna have brought ballads back in a big way and still no one wants her music.

Her material was never that good her personality is non existent and apart from her voice what i there that sets her apart from the rest. The answer absolutely nothing. She is just nice and others have now come ina nd taken over her biggest market The Ballad and she ha failed woefully to adapt as all she can do is a ballad (and a handful of decent uptempo's but no one wants them)

Is her career over as far a a commercial artist yes but he will continue to have fan and releasse for them
Exactly RiRi last two singles were ballads but huge hits WW, but Leona ballads flop, why when she clearly has the better voic? for me she too emotive in her singing and it RiRi monotone that makes listening to her over and over again likeable.
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Old 22-04-2013, 11:51
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It could be argued that reality singing TV shows attract the lazy types - those who want a short cut to fame and (in most cases imo) fortune. I accept there are those who have bucked this trend (Will Young comes to mind) but in the vast majority of cases the longer time that elapses from the end of them appearing on the show the less successful they are. That must tell you something about the ones it 'chooses' as the winners. Now i don't know Leona personally and don't follow her career that closely but if someone put a gun to my head and asked me if she worked hard at her career and demanded an answer it would be no. That's the perception I get, she basically seems to disappear for years then pops up on X Factor to showcase her latest ditty. It worked when she was fresh in the memory, now it clearly isn't.
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Old 22-04-2013, 11:52
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Collide actually did reasonably well. It was nominated for a Brit award and a Grammy award. I think it was one of the many victims of illegal downloads though
All that means is that she had the music industry insiders behind her - & still couldn't get traction with a significant audience.Downloaded 'singles' are booming at the moment - although perhaps she doesn't attract punters that tend to download her singles.
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Old 22-04-2013, 12:27
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All that means is that she had the music industry insiders behind her - & still couldn't get traction with a significant audience.Downloaded 'singles' are booming at the moment - although perhaps she doesn't attract punters that tend to download her singles.
Well actually Collide did top the US dance charts. My point is people aren't disinclined to enjoy a dance song by Leona Lewis. Although it may have helped that the US would have less of this preconceived idea of Leona Lewis being "dull.".

But it turns out Collide wasn't nominated for a Brit award, stupid wikipedia.
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Old 22-04-2013, 12:37
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Well actually Collide did top the US dance charts. My point is people aren't disinclined to enjoy a dance song by Leona Lewis. Although it may have helped that the US would have less of this preconceived idea of Leona Lewis being "dull.".

But it turns out Collide wasn't nominated for a Brit award, stupid wikipedia.
It's not hard to get a hit on the dance charts in the US. I think Leona is too busy sitting on the kerb leaning her head on Dennis' shoulder

Sadly I think Leona's time has come and gone. It's a shame she/syco were unable to capitalise on it more. I think she can move to a smaller label at some point and continue to make music. It seems like this would suit Leona as she doesn't seem interested in stardom.
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