X Factor 2012: Leona Lewis raves about Eddy String and Amy Mottram!

Eddy String

X Factor guest judge Leona Lewis has revealed some of her favourite acts included eddy String and Amy Mottram!

The former X Factor champ joined the panel for auditions in London earlier this year, and certainly saw a range of talent on display.

"Eddy’s really cheeky, charming and commanded that audience!" Leona said. "He’s got lots of swag and I predict he’ll be a big hit with the ladies and get inundated with lots of dates."

Amy Mottram also won over Leona, with her saying: "Amy’s a really sweet girl with lots of raw talent. She has such a powerful voice for someone so young."

Speaking to the official ITV1 X Factor website, Leona also revealed she's still in constant contact with Simon Cowell.

She said: " I still see him as my mentor. He’s very much involved with everything I do. Simon advises me on my music and my videos. He’s brilliant."

The Hackney girl added: "My parents instilled a strong work ethic in me and also taught me about humility. I’m basically an ordinary girl in an extraordinary position."

And given this year's wannabes a hint of what to expect, Leona recalled her highlight as a contestant on the show in 2006: "My key memory was the feeling of pure elation and excitement at having got through to the Live Shows. It was all also bloody scary to suddenly find yourself on primetime TV!"

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