Leona Lewis Tipped For Oscar Glory
Us Brits have been a bit controversial at American Awards ceremonies in recent years. Curse you Russell Brand!
But this could all change at the start of next year as Leona Lewis will allegedly have two songs in the ‘Best Original Song’ category at the Oscars.
The singer’s current track Happy is used in the new Oprah Winfrey-produced movie Precious and she has also recorded I See You, which will be the theme song for the upcoming James Cameron film Avatar.
Cameron has a history of including seismic songs in his films – let us not forget that pumping T2 soundtrack and Celine Dion’s unmentionable warblings in Titanic.
“I’m just so proud of it, ‘cos I wrote it, and to be associated with a film like Precious, which is about trying to overcome troubles and trials in your life. I’m glad that someone got that message,” she told the Daily Star.
The 24-year-old went on to describe the theme song for Avatar as “epic” and praised director Cameron.
“I only saw a half-hour clip of the film,” she said. “It’s not finished yet and it’s insane, awesome. I heard the song – great lyrics, very, very epic.”
“So I went in and I did it. And then they played it to James and he phoned me up and said: ‘Oh, my God. I love you!’ He’s so cool.”
“I had this perception that he was going to be totally untouchable and unreachable. But he’s just like your nice uncle. He’s lovely.”