Leona Lewis @ Royal Albert Hall, London

It highlights what seems to be Lewis’ biggest problem at the moment. Glassheart is both her most diverse and strongest album to date, yet its eclectic styles and lack of key-changing power ballads meant that it lost much of her former audience. Clearly Lewis has both the desire and capability to artistically spread her wings but whether she’ll be allowed to do so is another matter. Tonight’s set, however, largely pulls off this uneasy balancing act. Note-perfect and affecting renditions of Footprints In The Sand and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face captivate the audience and allow riskier choices like a reggae-fied Better In Time (mixed with Rihanna’s Man Down) and the pounding album obscurity Sugar.

At usual place.

Leona Lewis @ Royal Albert Hall, London

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