The Bad Boys singer’s inner soul diva came out in full force as she took on the role of Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer who is put in protective custody in a Philadelphia convent to hide from a mob boss.Burke’s character takes on a group of tuneless nuns and teaches them the power of music, with surprising results.It all came to a head when she was asked to make a covers album rather than writing and singing her own material.“Simon Cowell has been incredible but at the end of a day it’s a huge label now. This Leona is happy, relaxed and not so afraid of seeming vulnerable or opinionated.I felt like at that stage all they were doing was holding me back from fulfilling my potential, to ask me to do a covers album was... Although she’s had her hair and make-up done, her look is very natural.
The X Factor winner took to social media on Monday to express how 'furious' she was with an employee at Heathrow airport's Terminal 5, due to reportedly not complying with the company's hand baggage policy. Never have I ever been treated like dirt in terminal 5 from a @British_Airways employee. " In an attempt to calm her down, one of her Followers posted: "Hey, Maybe he's just had a bad day, we all have them no need to name and shame on social media in front of your many followers." "I don't care. I was also VERY kind to the man in all of what happened.
The glitzy numbers and hilarious antics had the audience laughing from start to finish.
With music performed live on stage by the cast, the multi-talented team captivate the audience and created a convincing church environment.
While Burke was the star of this show – and rightly so – what was particularly impressive was the strength of the performance as an ensemble.
Each and every nun was hilarious in her own way and they all had powerful voices which were slowly revealed throughout the performance. Her vocal range has always been apparent throughout her successful pop career, but watching her belt out songs like Fabulous! I was blown away by the strength and power in her voice and she also portrayed the over-the-top but loveable character with ease.