As principal photography on Daniel Craig’s second James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, approaches the end, many fans are anticipating more than ever the release of the trailers, posters and the announcement of the title song performer.
Following up the seemingly neverending “is she isn’t she” question marks surrounding Amy Winehouse, the past few weeks have brought several other contenders to the forefront.
Beyonce’s name was first brought up at the end of May when Just Jared reported that the singer was reported to be in talks with the 007 producers regarding a track written by Amanda Ghost and collaborating with legendary Bond composer John Barry–someone who hasn’t been associated with the series since 1987’s The Living Daylights.
A few days ago, British X Factor winner Leona Lewis was also mentioned as a contender. Showbiz Spy reported that her manager Simon Cowell was said to have suggested to the producers of Quantum of Solace that she would be great given that she has had huge success in both the UK and US lately.
Today, BBC 6 Music adds two more names to the list: Duffy and Jack White.
The website reports that when Duffy was quizzed about a Bond theme at the MOJO awards, the 23-year old Welsh singer refused to deny she had submitted a song. ‘Well, a lady never exposes her secrets.’
Furthermore, Alex Turner spoke to 6 Music and revealed: ‘I’ve heard that Jack White were doing it’–which was immediately followed by his fellow Last Shadow Puppets member Miles Kane adding, ‘I’ve heard other things, I thought it were’ over, that race. We should just say we’re doing it.’
The two then (jokingly?) stated: ‘Yeah, we are doing it.’
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