Pop singer Leona Lewis has reportedly triumphed over Amy Winehouse in their drawn-out battle to record the theme song for the forthcoming Bond movie, 'Quantum of Solace'.
Rehab hitmaker Winehouse was rumoured to have been dropped as the film's official musical muse after DJ Mark Ronson told reporters last month he had scrapped his 007 collaboration with the singer, because she was not "ready" to work on music after a recent return to her erratic ways.
Days later, Winehouse confirmed that she had, in fact, completed the song - but her spokesperson has since admitted the use of her track in the latest superspy offering is "unlikely".
Now industry insiders claim Lewis, the 2006 winner of UK TV talent competition 'The X Factor', has become the favourite to record the title track.
A source tells British newspaper The Sun: "It looks like Leona has finally won the race.
"She is seen as one of the few candidates who has the right profile both sides of the pond to do it.
"Amy was their original choice but she just can't get her act together and hasn't got the right image."