Is she another who will be absorbed into oblivion so that, in a few years, there will be a TV programme on the lines of Whatever Happened To (insert any name) - like there was the other night for someone called Gareth Gates and most likely will be for the other non-entities who have won these talent(less) shows.
I somehow doubt it in this case - I think, along with a remarkable number of others, that Leona has that something extra; with the proper handling she could be a big star.
It's all too easy, not to say fashionable, to knock the young (the vast majority of whom are admirable citizens), but at least she and the other contestants worked hard to get as far as they could in the competition.
Just how would you fare appearing and performing live in front of millions of people?
I always think it's a little sad that some people feel compelled to make rather silly scathing remarks about this sort of thing.
The girl concerned could certainly put a song across, and whether she becomes a star or not probably depends as much on her management as anything else. She tried hard, and for someone who has had little or no professional training she sounded pretty good to me. It might be more charitable to say nothing instead of droning on about her lack of talent etc.