Leona Lewis Lets Her Hair Down at the 2011 Doha Tribeca Film Festival

Seems Jojo isn’t the only young songstress causing a commotion with her covers.  Bruno Mars‘Grenade’ also got the cover treatment from British bred songbird Leona Lewis, who lent her talents to the 2011 Doha Tribeca Film Festival.

Acting as the fest’s closing act, the ‘Better In Time’ belter took a shot at some of recent pop history most celebrated numbers – covering everything from the Mars hit and One Republic‘s ‘Apologize’ to Seal‘s classic hit ‘Kiss From a Rose’.  This, of course, was accompanied by the X Factor alum treating fans to her own hits ‘Bleeding Love’ and ‘Collide’.

How did she fare? Find out after the jump:



‘Kiss From a Rose’

‘Bleeding Love’

When compared against her peers, the tonal quality of Lunesta Lewis’ voice is almost unmatched.  The precision of her vocal performances are textbook ( certainly deserving study by some of today’s leading pop pretenders).  But, even in all of that, the lack of engage that accompanies her performances is almost criminal.  ‘Grenade’ was truly a bomb – for all of the unfortunate reasons.  Vocal precision?  Uncanny!  Ambien ambassador?  Certainly.

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  1. skintightjeans October 30, 2011

    B**** is BORING!!! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  2. Bainesy October 30, 2011

    … Says the person with a Nicole Scherzinger picture. Really now?

  3. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN October 30, 2011

    Leona is such a nice genuine person. She deserves all the success she gets!

  4. TIMMI October 30, 2011

    Leona needs to put out some of her OWN great content so that she doesn’t have to do renditions of other people’s good songs.


    After Nicole’s showing tonight, you are really not in the position.

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  6. Branden October 30, 2011

    She looks good

  7. I.D. October 30, 2011

    Kiss From A Rose – sublime.

  8. White girl mob October 30, 2011

    Fuckkkkkkkk thisssss bitchhhhhhhhh man who cares.. I still ain’t seen a kreayshawn post yet WTF is going on here how TGJ gonna shade kreayshawn she is slaying Nicki minaj, Rihanna, beyonce, she on tour killing it right now gucci gucci is being downloaded like hot cakes come on ya get on ya job. Support real female hip hop kreayshawn f*** them other b******

  9. skintightjeans October 30, 2011

    Hey at the losers who choose to address me, YES I CAN say whatever the f*** I want. Leona is boring. Her first cd did ok in the States but second did horrible. Keep the b**** UK. Oh and Nicole is taking over the world you hard up h***!!

  10. TIMMI October 30, 2011


    Leona’s “Spirit” slayed both the UK and US charts. It did “ok in the States”?? Erm, B****, it went to #1, she broke records and it was certified platinum.

    In the UK it was #1 and has been certified 9x platinum. Nicole’s album at #8… Need I say more?

    Get back @ me when Nicole’s album achieves a fraction of what Leona’s albums have in the UK *OR* the States….

  11. YOOSONDALOOSE October 31, 2011

    Leona rocks, she is a great performer and is really talented!
    She just needs the right music and promo and everything will be okay!

    I am a Nicole fan but @SKINTIGHTJEANS she is far from taking over the world, she is doing poorly in the States and she needs some music that will make her stand out instead of just being generic like she is being. She is playing her cards all wrong. But I still like her and wish her success.

  12. Love on top October 31, 2011

    I’m still trying to figure out why she is boring as adele sits on a cheer and stands! Wtf messed mariah just walks on a stage! Leona doest need to do thingd her voice is amazing as it is! Look at rihanna she cannot sing nor can she dance but she opens her legs and humps a few old men here and there But she is not considered boring? Ppl should stop running with what 1 person says I swear they could say your mother is a man And you would believe it

  13. Love on top October 31, 2011

    And to the nicole fan Leona went plat in the US not even her home country? When is your fav? She is the queen of flops and push backs

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  15. dug October 31, 2011

    well she’s on stage you are not and what forgetable comments from somebody who hides behind somebody else’s photo with stupid comments to suit. Leona’s singles and albums have mostly featured her own songs.
    No she is not lady gaga and the likes leona actually sings, sings live and i would think most music lovers like to hear the real thing not synthasized crap, if you want to see a stripper go to strip club if you want to hear swaring go to a football match if you want to see drunk people go to a night club , She doesnt need all that her voice does the talking. Leona is the example parents would like there kids to follow, she does what is good and proper a great example to people, and if thats boring God help the world we live in.

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  17. Teflon Boy October 31, 2011

    TIMMI…, agreed!

    There’s something to be said about Leona performing covers of other people’s material as her own that makes me think her and her team are happy to present her as ‘a voice’ and nothing more. Her and her team are now 3 albums into her career and Leona still has no discernible musical identity or relevance in the current market…, people saying she’s boring is neither here nor there to me because you almost never hear certain artists speak but because their material contains the sizzle their personalities don’t it doesn’t matter. I lose count of the amount of songs I hear that I think ‘I bet Leona would’ve sounded great on this’ i.e. Alexis Jordan’s ‘Happiness’, even Cher Lloyd’s ‘With Your Love’……, TeamLeona really has no excuse…, it just makes me think she is passive as f*ck and they are not trying to make her relevant in the face of such blatant career apathy.

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  19. Davey October 31, 2011

    I read on a forum that Leona was apparently asked to perform a mix of hers, and other artists songs, by the shows organisers….whatever – I don’t give a m*****’s ass…THIS GIRL CAN REALLY SANG MAN!!!

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