Louisa Johnson wants to work with Beyoncé.
The ‘X Factor’ winner – who won the hearts of the nation with her angelic vocals in the last series of the singing show – has already managed to bag a collaboration with Clean Bandit on her forthcoming album but hopes one day she can persuade the 34-year-old star to team up with her.
She explained to BANG Showbiz: “Well obviously I would want to work with Beyoncé. But I’m not sure yet who I’m going to work with on the album, it’s very early days but I’m hoping to get a few cool people on there definitely, it would be cool to have a few different things on there.”
Meanwhile, the 18-year-old singer refused to shed light on when her debut album will be out but it is thought she’s being pushed to rush-release the LP via Simon Cowell’s record label Syco.
Despite her debut single, a cover of Bob Dylan ‘Forever Young’, failing to climb further than ninth position in the charts, Simon, 56, reportedly blames himself for the disastrous start to Louisa’s singing career and thinks he should have chosen a more up-tempo song for her.
A source said recently: “It’s an embarrassing result for Syco. Even though Louisa had two fewer days of sales, they expected the single to fare much better. On reflection, they feel picking a more up-tempo, anthemic song would have been a better idea. But they are fully behind Louisa and insist the poor chart position was down to the song, not the performer.”
And, although she’s yet to release her first album, Louisa is already looking to the future as she plans to have a handful of LPs under her belt within the next five years.