BBC Sound Of 2011 Poll winner lining up festive single with 'X Factor' victor

BBC Sound Of 2011 Poll winner Jessie J is lining up a Christmas duet with Leona Lewis.

The 22-year-old, who is also set to pick up the Critics’ Choice Award at next month’s Brit Awards, has claimed the 2006 X Factor winner is already in talks to appear on the single.

Leona and I want to do a duet together,” she told the Daily Record.

“Her voice intimidates me because she is so good. Her range is unreal but I feel we would complement each other.”

Jessie – real name Jessica Cornish – has said the song would be inspired by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston‘s 1998 duet ‘When You Believe’.

Earlier this month, it was announced that the Essex-born singer had finished ahead of the likes of James Blake, The Vaccines and Jamie Woon in the BBC Sound Of 2011 Poll.

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