From a Press Release issued this week:

“Leona Lewis’s long awaited first single, set for release in the UK on October 29th is called BLEEDING LOVE and was written and produced by Ryan Tedder in LA. She is putting the final touches to the album this week in LA and then jets back to the UK. The album (as yet untitled) is set for release on the 5th November in the UK and early 2008 in the US.”

Interesting approach; given how the vast majority of people who’ve won these shows have faded from public view within a year or so, she seems to have left herself a window of something like four months to capitalise on winning X-Factor last year.

Could be a zany marketing move, or a disastrous assumption that the people who voted for her last December will be bothered to re-validate their actions almost a year later. We shall see…