Whitney plans a duet for her comeback

Legendary diva Whitney Houston is planning to sing a duet with British singer Leona Lewis in a bid to boost her comeback, according to reports.

Houston is back on stage this year after a lengthy break to battle alleged drug addiction. A new album is being planned for release later this year.

Now her mentor, music mogul Clive Davis, wants to give her a hand by teaming her with Bleeding Love pop sensation Lewis, reports the New York Post.

Since winning British talent show The X Factor in 2006, Lewis has stormed the charts in both Britain and the US and drawn numerous comparisons to Houston and Mariah Carey.

But the 23-year-old will have to overcome her nervous disposition if she wants to perform with her idol. She suffers from stress-related chronic throat problems, which doctors have confirmed can only be cured permanently by surgery. - Wenn