Why Leona Lewis chose to sing her cover of Snow Patrol's Run at the Stand Up To Cancer telethon, I have no idea. It's not like she has a new album out to promote with plenty of suitable material-read the review of Leona's new album Glassheart, here- or even a back catalogue of her own hits to pick from(!) [/sarcasm]
Still, it's what she decided to sing, and the addition of the Big C Choir was a really touching surprise. One especially so for those who saw the accompanying documentary that followed the cancer patients journey as they formed their choir .
As for the performance itself, it was a tiny bit bumpy (comparative to some to of the stellar performances Ms Lewis has given of this song, previously). Leona sounded as to have been having trouble with her falsetto notes: they weren't as free or readily accessible as usual, leading to some slight tuning issues near the start. However, this was a minor niggle and the rest of Run was pretty near spotless. Also her lower range is sounding stronger than ever!
Great performance from both Leona Lewis and The Big C Choir