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Background information
Birth name Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewan Burke
Born 24 August 1988 (1988-08-24) (age 21)
Islington, London, England
Genres R&B, pop, soul
Occupations Singer, model
Years active 2008–present
Labels Syco (2008–present)
Epic Records (2009–present)
Website www.alexandraburkeofficial.com
.Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewan Burke (born 24 August 1988)[1] is an English singer, model and winner of the fifth series of UK television singing talent show The X Factor.^ Alexandra Burke is hotly tipped to be number one at Christmas Singer Alexandra Burke is the latest winner of the ITV1 talent show The X Factor.
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^ Alexandra is a British soul/pop singer and winner of the fifth season of British television talent show called The X Factor .
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^ She won an English singing show called the X Factor.
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.Burke had previously auditioned for the 2005 series of the show, where she reached the last seven in her category but was not selected for the live shows.^ Alexandra had previously auditioned for the 2005 series of the show, where she reached the last seven in her category but was not selected for the live shows.

^ Burke had previously auditioned for the 2005 series of the show, where she reached the last seven in her category but was not selected for the live shows.
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^ Burke auditioned for the second series of The X Factor in 2005.

.Burke's prize, as winner, was a recording contract with Simon Cowell's Syco record label, whose parent company is Sony Music Entertainment.^ Simon Cowell is also a judge on this show and the winner receives a recording contract with his label, Syco , whose parent company is Sony BMG. .
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^ Burke's prize, as winner, was a recording contract with Simon Cowell's Syco record label, whose parent company is Sony BMG. The contract has a stated value of £1 million, of which £150,000 is a cash advance and the remainder is allocated to recording and marketing costs.
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^ Burke's prize, as winner, was a recording contract with Simon Cowell's Syco record label, whose parent company is Sony Music Entertainment.
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.The contract has a stated value of £1 million, of which £150,000 is a cash advance and the remainder is allocated to recording and marketing costs.^ The contract has a stated value of £1 million, of which £150,000 is a cash advance and the remainder is allocated to recording and marketing costs.
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^ Burke , who has previously stated her desire to crack the States, is thought to have secured a £3 million record deal with Epic.
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^ Burke had previously auditioned for the 2005 series of the show, where she reached the last seven in her category but was not selected for the live shows.Burke's prize, as winner, was a recording contract with Simon Cowell's Syco record label, whose parent company is Sony BMG. The contract has a stated value of £1 million, of which £150,000 is a cash advance and the remainder is allocated to recording and marketing costs.As of 15 December 2008, Burke became the current European record holder for single sales over a period of twenty-four hours, selling 105,000 copies of her debut single, "Hallelujah", in one day.
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.On 15 December 2008, Burke became the current European record holder for single sales over a period of 24 hours, selling 105,000 copies of her debut single, "Hallelujah", in one day.^ As of 15 December 2008, Burke became the current European record holder for single sales over a period of 24 hours, selling 105,000 copies of her debut single, “Hallelujah”, in one day.
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^ She had a Christmas number one with her version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah , which sold a record-breaking 105,000 copies in one day.
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^ The single Hallelujah went on to break the European records, becoming the first single to sell over 105,000 digital downloads in only one day!
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[3] .The figure beats that of her X Factor predecessor, Leona Lewis, who previously held the record for selling 82,000 copies of her single, "A Moment Like This", over 24 hours.^ The previous record holder, Leona Lewis' version of Kelly Clarkson's " A Moment Like This , shifted 139,000 in seven days.
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^ More than 105,000 copies were downloaded on Sunday – smashing the previous record of 82,000 held by another X Factor winner, Leona Lewis, with her debut release A Moment Like This.
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^ The figure beats that of her X Factor predecessor, Leona Lewis, who previously held the record for selling 82,000 copies of her single, "A Moment Like This", over 24 hours.; "Hallelujah" went on to become the Christmas ...
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[3] .Hallelujah went on to become the Christmas number one single of 2008. It was also announced as the top-selling song of the year on the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show on 28 December 2008, beating The X Factor finalists' song "Hero". It is the first time that an X Factor winner has topped the end of year chart in the UK with their winner's single.^ From the first time I saw her sing on the x factor I new that she was a winner.
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^ Alexandra Burke Hallelujah Alexandra Burke, the X Factor 2008 winner, has released a single called Hallelujah.
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^ Christmas number ones have always favoured the novelty/silly song.
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Sales of "Hallelujah" passed 1 million by 9 January 2009, making Burke the first British female soloist to sell 1 million copies of a single in the UK.[4]
.Her debut album, Overcome, was released on 19 October 2009 and entered the charts at number one.^ Overcome , her debut album, was released in the U.K. the following October.
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^ His album went in at number 2 in the UK album chart and ...
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^ Her debut album, Overcome , was released last month and entered the UK charts at number one.
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.It will be released in the US at a later date.^ Her debut album will be released on 26 October 2009 and in the US at a later date with the lead single entitled "Bad Boys" featuring Flo-Rida being released in the UK on 12 October 2009 and in the US at a later date.
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^ The song will be released as the lead Us single from the album in Febuary, 2010, and as the second worldwide single later in 2010.
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^ A release date for the US edition of, Overcome, has not been revealed.
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.Lead single and BRIT-nominated single[5] "Bad Boys" featuring Flo Rida was released on 12 October 2009 and debuted at number-one in the UK, becoming her second consecutive number-one single.^ Alexandra’s album will now closely follow the release of her single Bad Boys , which is out on October 12.
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^ Single: Bad Boys Release: 12th October 2009 .
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^ It will be released on 12 October 2009 in the United Kingdom.
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.The single was released to European markets in early 2010 and charted well in the top tens, and twenties in many countries.^ Iyaz tops singles chart again .
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^ The single will be released 22nd February 2010.
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^ As for her blossoming music career, it was recently announced that Alexandra's "Broken Heels" will be the second commercial single from Overcome - with a release date set for January 11, 2010.
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.Alexandra has enjoyed a total of seven non-consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the UK Singles Chart (three with "Hero" with the X Factor Finalists of 2008, three with "Hallelujah", and one with "Bad Boys").^ Alexandra Burke winning the X Factor 2008: .
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^ Alexandra Burke Hallelujah Alexandra Burke, the X Factor 2008 winner, has released a single called Hallelujah.
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^ Former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke said she has been "blown away" by the success of her new number-one single Bad Boys.

.She has been nominated for two BRIT Awards.^ Alexandra’s No1 hit single ‘Bad Boys’ has been nominated in the ‘Best British Single’ category at the annual Brit Awards!
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^ This is Alexandra’s second Brit award nomination and the always humble Alex recently said on Twitter..
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^ Brit Awards 2010: Pixie Lott and Lily Allen lead nominations in triumph for girl power .
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[5] .Burke has achieved four #1 singles in the UK and Ireland, (though only two as a solo act) with singles, Hero, Hallelujah, Bad Boys and Everybody Hurts.^ Alexandra Burke - Bad Boys (ft.
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^ Alexandra Burke slipped to number two with Bad Boys.
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^ Alexandra Burke - Bad Boys (feat.
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Burke has to date demonstrated a vocal range of 2 octaves and 4 notes. Her singing class is Full Dramatic Contralto.

Contents

Early life

.Burke was born on 24 August 1988 in Islington, London.^ August 1988 , Islington, London, England, UK more Trivia: .
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^ Alexandra Burke was born on 25 August, 1988 in Islington, London and was named after her grandfather and great grandmother.

^ Alexandra Burke Bio Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewan Burke (born 25 August 1988 in Islington, London) is an English singer and winner of the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008.
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.Her middle names come from her great grandmother (Imelda) and grandfather (Cecil) and her mother's maiden name (Ewan).^ Alexandra Burke was born on 25 August, 1988 in Islington, London and was named after her grandfather and great grandmother.

.She is the daughter of Jamaican-born David Burke and British-born Melissa Bell of Jamaican, Irish and Dougla descent, who is a former Soul II Soul member.^ She is the daughter of ex-Soul II Soul singer Melissa Bell.

^ She lives with her mother who used to be a member of Soul II Soul.
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^ Improve ] Alexandra Burke's Mother was named Melissa Ewen Bell, who was formerly a member of the Soul II Soul singing group.
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.Her parents split up when she was six.^ When she was 5 years old her parents split up.

.She has lived in Islington all of her life and has four brothers and one sister.^ Alexandra has four brothers and a sister.
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^ Burke has lived in Islington all of her life and has 4 brothers and 1 sister.

^ Alexandra from North London has four brothers, a sister, and lives with her mum who used to sing with Soul II Soul.
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.Burke started singing when she was five and, prior to The X Factor, had no professional vocal training.^ She began singing when she was just 5 years old, and prior to The X Factor had no professional vocal training.
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^ Alexandra has had no professional vocal training and learnt to sing from her mother.
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^ After leaving school she actively pursued a career in the music industry and despite having no professional vocal training she is considered one of the UK's most promising singing talents.
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.At nine years old, she sang on stage in Bahrain with her mother.^ Born and raised in Islington, this is very much a home gig for the 21-year-old, and during the song she acknowledges the presence in the audience of her mother, brother and father.
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^ She began singing at the age of five and was nine years old when she was passed the mictrophone at one of her mother's gigs.
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^ Alexandra was just six years old when her dad left the family and was brought up by her mother alone.
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.At the age of twelve, Burke entered the TV talent show Star for a Night where she was the youngest person in the competition.^ At 12 years old, she entered the BBC talent show Star for a Night but lost...
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^ Alexandra entered the variety show, Star For A Night when she was just 12.
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^ Aged 12 Alexandra entered Star for a Night.
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.She was beaten to the number-one spot by Joss Stone.^ At the age of 12 years Burke entered 'Star for a Night' where she was the youngest person in the competition, but was beaten to the no.1 spot by Joss Stone.

^ She was the youngest person in the competition and was beaten to first place by Joss Stone, who is also now a successful pop star.
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^ The Christmas number one spot was destined for Alexandra's enriching, powerful version of Hallelujah and it continued to hold the coveted position for 3 weeks and sold over a million copies.
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.At age twelve, she also sang down the phone to Stevie Wonder.^ When Burke's mum asked her to sing to Jean Carne, Jean was so impressed she asked her to perform at her show the next night and at 12 she sung down the phone to Stevie Wonder.

^ She overcame everything and by the time she was a teenager she had sung on-stage to live audiences, to primetime BBC1 viewers and down the telephone to an impressed Stevie Wonder.
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.When Burke's mother asked her to sing to Jean Carne, Carne was so impressed that she asked her to perform at her show the next night.^ Burke managed to hide her worry over the revelations during her two performances on this weekend’s show, but a close friend revealed she is already suffering sleepless nights.
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^ UK TV: ALEXANDRA BURKE X-FACTOR LIVE PERFORMANCE madnews.wordpress.com 10/12/2009 — X-Factor 2008 winner Alexandra Burke performed her single ‘Bad Boy’s’ ft Flo-Rida live on the show last night.
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^ Jean performed Rivers of Babylon before calling out: “Enough of this moping man, let's rebuild Haiti, let's show 'em how we do it where we come from!"
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.Burke attended Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington and after her GCSEs she left school to pursue a career in music.^ After leaving school, Burke concentrated on pursuing a career in the music industry, performing at various clubs and touring with Young Voices, a choir that raised money for children with leukemia.

.Before her X Factor success, she had been working as a singer, gigging at weekends in clubs.^ This weekend at the ‘Girlguiding UK’s Big Gig’ at Wembley Arena the singer was spotted wearing two Lipsy London one-sleeved dresses.

^ The singer / X-Factor winner is currently in the States working on her debut album.
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^ She deserves all the success she gets as she worked hard before the x factor and continues to work really hard.
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[1] .She also went on tour with "Young Voices", a charity that raises money for children with leukemia, where she performed at large venues such as the Royal Albert Hall.^ In 2008 she Alexandra went on tour with Young Voices, a charity that raises money for children with Leukaemia, performing at The Royal Albert Hall, Dublin Point Theatre and the MEN Arena.
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^ She continued to craft her vocal talent and write her own music, sing at small gigs raising money for the charity Children with Leukemia.
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^ After leaving school, Burke concentrated on pursuing a career in the music industry, performing at various clubs and touring with Young Voices, a choir that raised money for children with leukemia.

Career

2005–2008: The X Factor

2005
.Burke auditioned for the second series of The X Factor in 2005 (which was eventually won by Shayne Ward).^ In 2005 Burke had auditioned for the second series of The X Factor, which was won by Shayne Ward that year.
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^ In 2005, she auditioned for the second series of The X-Factor, where she made it to the final sev...

^ Burke auditioned for the second series of The X Factor in 2005.

.She made it through to the final seven in Louis Walsh's 16–24 category, effectively the top 21 of the competition; however, Walsh did not choose her for his final four as he felt that she was too young for the competition.^ She made it through to the final seven in Louis Walsh's 16-24 category; however, Walsh did not choose her for his final four, as he felt that she was too young for the competition.

^ Louis Walsh did not select her in his final four as he ‘felt she was too young for the competition’.
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^ It was a dream come true for Alexandra as she had waited 3 years for this chance after being sent home by Louis Walsh, who said she was too young and not ready.
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2008
.Burke's second bid to win The X Factor came in 2008. Falling into the "Girls" category, she was mentored by Girls Aloud's Cheryl Cole who selected her for the finals—a series of ten weekly live shows in which contestants are progressively eliminated by public vote.^ Alexandra Burke winning the X Factor 2008: .
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^ Alexandra Burke: ‘I don’t know who will win X Factor’ .
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^ Burke was mentored by Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole, completing her first season as a judge on the show.
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.On the first live show, Burke performed Whitney Houston's classic "I Wanna Dance with Somebody". For the second live show she covered "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5.^ Burke was mentored by Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole, completing her first season as a judge on the show.
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^ Burke managed to hide her worry over the revelations during her two performances on this weekend’s show, but a close friend revealed she is already suffering sleepless nights.
  • HOTT CELEBRITY SEX TAPES: X FACTORs – ALEXANDRA BURKE | Datzhott 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.datzhott.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the first 14 seconds, Burke proclaims, “RedOne!” The namecheck is awkward in how it’s just tacked on there.
  • alexandra burke Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC technorati.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In week three, big band week, Burke performed Christina Aguilera's "Candyman" and received her first standing ovation.^ Her first performance was at the age of five when her mother, Melissa Bell - a singer with 1980s band Soul II Soul - handed her a microphone at one of her gigs.
  • Alexandra Burke wins the X Factor - Telegraph 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Talking to host Dermot O'Leary following the performance where she received a standing ovation from the judges, she said: "Can I just take this big opportunity to say a major thank you to all you guys [the judges] for giving me this opportunity.

^ This was big band week and they give her a rubbish song like Candyman?
  • X factor.......Alexandra Burke - The BN Village 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.bnvillage.co.uk [Source type: General]

.For the disco-themed fourth live show, Burke performed Donna Summer's "On the Radio". During Mariah Carey week on 8 November, Burke and the other finalists met Carey for individual masterclasses, with Carey complimenting Burke on her voice.^ Alexandra Burke : Broken Heels (Royal Variety Live Performance) [16th December 09] "Broken Heels" is a pop song performed by British R&B singer Alexandra Burke, to be released as the second single...
  • Alexandra Burke Videos - Dailymotion - AlexandraBurke 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.dailymotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alexandra Burke Performs Mariah's 'All I Want For Christmas' Diva-in-training Alexandra Burke performed on Ant and Dec’s ITV Boxing Day special yesterday, giving her own unique spin on Mariah Carey ’s festive classic ‘All I Want For Christmas’.
  • Alexandra Burke: Barbados Beach Beauty - Alexandra Burke Gossip 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]

^ Burke had previously auditioned for the 2005 series of the show, where she reached the last seven in her category but was not selected for the live shows.
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  • Alexandra Burke, Musician - News - Evri 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

.Burke performed "Without You" and received a standing ovation from the judges who all gave her positive comments.^ Talking to host Dermot O'Leary following the performance where she received a standing ovation from the judges, she said: "Can I just take this big opportunity to say a major thank you to all you guys [the judges] for giving me this opportunity.

^ Alexandra Burke gave a rousing performance of her smash ‘Bad Boys’ at T4’s Stars of 2009 event today at London’s Earls Court Arena .
  • Alexandra Burke | ..::That Grape Juice // ThatGrapeJuice.net::.. || Thirsty? 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC thatgrapejuice.net [Source type: General]

^ Please note that we cannot publish all comments received.
  • Alex Burke's secret agony over her dad's paedo past | X factor winner Alexandra Burke | News Of The World 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.newsoftheworld.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Alexandra Burke's run-in with the Bad Boys || X Factor star forced out of home by rock-throwing gang. | News Of The World 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.newsoftheworld.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Cowell commented that "by any standard, that was just outstanding". Following the show Burke's performance was also praised by Carey who called her rendition of the song "absolutely amazing".
.In weeks 6 and 7, Burke received positive comments from the judging panel for her performances of Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful" and Dan Hartman's "Relight My Fire" (the popularity of which in the UK is mostly a result of Take That's 1993 revival thereof).^ The track was made popular by Joe Cocker and has been covered by many different artists including Westlife.
  • Alexandra Burke X-Factor News, Updates and Gossip 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC xfactor-updates.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Talking to host Dermot O'Leary following the performance where she received a standing ovation from the judges, she said: "Can I just take this big opportunity to say a major thank you to all you guys [the judges] for giving me this opportunity.

^ UK Movies River Cottage Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes Ice Skating Car Go where Ireland takes you .
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.Week 8 saw her replace Diana Vickers as the bookies' favourite after performing Britney Spears' "Toxic" and Beyoncé Knowles' "Listen", for which she received yet another standing ovation.^ For quite a few weeks now, distinctly-voiced Diana Vickers has been the firm favourite to walk away with the X Factor crown this year – but following this Saturday's performances, all that has changed.

^ Talking to host Dermot O'Leary following the performance where she received a standing ovation from the judges, she said: "Can I just take this big opportunity to say a major thank you to all you guys [the judges] for giving me this opportunity.

^ It has been annoying Great Britain for weeks now, so it's nice to see The X Factor's Diana Vickers poking fun at her "claw"....

.In week 9, Burke performed Rihanna's hit song "Don't Stop the Music" and again received positive comments, with Louis calling her "the British Beyoncé" and Simon commenting "...We may be seeing the birth of a star here [...] you've got it all, that was a terrific performance". Diana Vickers was eliminated in the semi-final, to the shock and upset of both Burke and Eoghan Quigg.^ Burke was the final performer in each round of songs.
  • X Factor: Alexandra Burke wins - News, Film & TV - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Alexandra Burke still gets shocked when Simon Cowell calls her.

^ Click here to see it and leave a comment.
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.Burke confessed after Vickers' final performance that she thought Vickers was going to win.^ Burke was the final performer in each round of songs.
  • X Factor: Alexandra Burke wins - News, Film & TV - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Hmm, I was sitting there watching the final and thought, “I bet there are a lot of people going to be online now searching for this track”.
  • Alexandra Burke crashed my server. How to capitalise on topical and one-off events 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.here.org.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rachie: totally agree I thought she held back too much, I think she should be a touch more adveturous with her song choice if she is going to win this...
  • X factor.......Alexandra Burke - The BN Village 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.bnvillage.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Burke was joined in the grand final by Irish teenager Eoghan Quigg and boyband JLS.^ Boyband JLS came second and Eoghan Quigg was third .
  • BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Talking Shop: Alexandra Burke 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Thanks to a stunning duet with Beyoncé and a soulful rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah," Burke beat fellow finalists JLS and Eoghan Quigg to become the show's second female winner, with 58 percent of the vote.

^ JLS and the other finalist, schoolboy Eoghan Quigg, had to sing with the ageing Irish boy bands Boyzone and Westlife.
  • X Factor's Alexandra Burke to be Christmas number one - Telegraph 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

She sang "Listen" as a duet with Beyoncé (who later performed her UK number-one single "If I Were a Boy"), and after performing with the American singer she proclaimed: "I have achieved a dream".

2008–2009: Hallelujah

.After the elimination of Quigg she sang what became her debut single, a 1984 song by Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah, for the first time.^ Enlarge The single Hallelujah is a Leonard Cohen cover .
  • X Factor's Alexandra Burke eclipses Leona Lewis as Hallelujah becomes fastest-selling download EVER | Mail Online 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The 20-year-old from north London took to the X Factor stage one more time to perform her version of Leonard Cohen 's Hallelujah, which is odds on to make this year's Christmas Number One single.
  • Alexandra Burke Wins X Factor Final | Showbiz News | Sky News 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC news.sky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Thanks to a stunning duet with Beyoncé and a soulful rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah," Burke beat fellow finalists JLS and Eoghan Quigg to become the show's second female winner, with 58 percent of the vote.

.Finally, with over eight million votes cast in total, Burke was revealed as the winner with 58% of the final vote.^ Over 8 million votes were cast in the final show.
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^ A total of eight million people voted during Saturday’s live final.
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^ Thanks to a stunning duet with Beyoncé and a soulful rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah," Burke beat fellow finalists JLS and Eoghan Quigg to become the show's second female winner, with 58 percent of the vote.

[6] .The single went on to become the Christmas number one of 2008, holding the top spot for three weeks and selling one million copies.^ X Factor Alex will sell a million singles this week .

^ Last week’s number one single, Oopsy Daisy by Chipmunk, dropped to number three.
  • Alexandra Burke : Brit Music Scene - Brit Music Scene 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.britmusicscene.com [Source type: General]

^ Mitchell a total of three weeks on top to Steele's one.
  • Alexandra Burke Is 'X Factor' On U.K. Charts | Billboard.com 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: General]

.There was also a campaign to take Jeff Buckley's cover of Hallelujah to the top of the Christmas chart to deny Burke the top spot.^ Alexandra Burke beats Robbie Williams to top chart spot .

^ Editors and Alexandra Burke top the charts .
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^ Double Hallelujah at top of the Christmas charts .

[7][8] .The campaign was fuelled by Jeff Buckley fans' dislike of The X Factor's commercialism and the song's arrangement,[9][10] as well as a desire by this contingent to introduce younger music fans to Buckley's version.^ I have been downloading and campaigning to get the Buckley version to no.
  • BBC - Chart Blog: Alexandra Burke - 'Hallelujah' 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jeff Buckley's version is a cover.
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^ Check out the Jeff Buckley or even the Leonard Cohen versions to hear it sang with heart and soul instead of $$$ signs flashing.
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[11] Burke herself was not enamoured of the choice of song, remarking "It just didn’t do anything for me".[10]

2009–Present: Overcome

.On 13 February 2009 it was reported that Burke signed a £3.5 million, five-album US record deal with Epic Records.^ In February, Burke signed a £3.5 million, five-album deal with Epic Records in America.
  • Alexandra Burke: Scottish fishing town 'feels like home' | Music | STV Entertainment 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC entertainment.stv.tv [Source type: General]

^ Alexandra Burke signs 3m US record deal .
  • X Factor's Alexandra Burke to be Christmas number one - Telegraph 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]
  • Alexandra Burke wins the X Factor - Telegraph 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Alexandra Burke has signed a 3.5 million record deal in the US. ...

[12]
.Burke's first album was originally scheduled for March 2009 however, Simon Cowell confirmed that her album was scheduled for release later in the year to allow Burke to polish her skills and find the right songs for the album and that it would not be rushed, as previously happened with Leona Lewis' debut album.^ Burke is scheduled to release a remastered version of Overcome in the US later this year.
  • Alexandra Burke 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.in4merz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Leona Lewis and now Alexandra Burke!
  • Amazon.com: Hallelujah!: Alexandra Burke: Music 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Leona Lewis confirmed for 'SYTYCD' .

.The album was released on 19 October 2009 in the UK, titled Overcome.^ October 20th, 2009 This album is AMAZING!!
  • Alexandra Burke - Overcome album review | teentoday.co.uk 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.teentoday.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The record is confirmed to be released in U.K. on October 19.
  • Alexandra Burke news and articles 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: General]

^ October 19, 2009 .

[13]
.Burke's first commercial single from her debut album is titled "Bad Boys" which features Flo Rida.^ She performed her first official single, “Bad Boys” (ft.
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^ Its lead single “Bad Boys” which features rapper Flo Rida also experienced success.
  • Alexandra Burke « Nick Cannon | Official Blog 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.nickcannon.com [Source type: General]

^ Alexandra Burke performed single ‘Bad Boys’ with Flo’Rida on X Factor Results Show tonight.

.The single premiered in the UK on The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1 on 25 August 2009.[14] On 18 October 2009 Bad Boys topped the UK Singles Chart.^ Posted October 18 2009 at 8:30 AM. .
  • Alex Burke's secret agony over her dad's paedo past | X factor winner Alexandra Burke | News Of The World 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.newsoftheworld.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Posted October 18 2009 at 1:55 AM. .
  • Alex Burke's secret agony over her dad's paedo past | X factor winner Alexandra Burke | News Of The World 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.newsoftheworld.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Sunday, 18 October 2009 .
  • Album: Alexandra Burke, Overcome (Syco/Sony) - Reviews, Music - The Independent 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

[15] .After visiting Burke in the studio, Beyoncé spoke of possibly recording a duet with Burke[16] and also for Burke to join her for Beyonce's second European leg of her I Am… Tour.^ X Factor winner Alexandra Burke is hoping to support Beyonce on the European leg of her tour.

^ Thanks to a stunning duet with Beyoncé and a soulful rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah," Burke beat fellow finalists JLS and Eoghan Quigg to become the show's second female winner, with 58 percent of the vote.
  • Alexandra Burke - Download Alexandra Burke Music on iTunes 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Burke, who dueted with Beyonce in the show’s final, had an especial stake after getting dropped from the competition once three years ago.
  • Alexandra Burke - WENN Blog – Celebrity Photos, News, and Gossip 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.wenn.com [Source type: General]

[17]
Bad Boys was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry on the 7th of January 2010.
.American rapper 50 Cent has expressed an interest in Burke, correctly predicting that she would win The X Factor and invited her to appear in an upcoming music video of his, most likely for a song from his upcoming album Before I Self Destruct.^ Enter The Splash Video Vault Predict more polls like this at www.ePlay.com Odd Outrageous or Ongoing .
  • Alexandra Burke Celebrates As She Wins An Emotional X Factor | Splash News 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC splashnewsonline.celebuzz.com [Source type: General]

^ Across the capital at The X Factor ’s studios in Wembley, a stunned Burke, in the arms of judge and music mogul Simon Cowell, was being told that as well as securing a record contract, her win meant she would share the 02 stage with Grammy magnet John in two-and-a-half weeks time.
  • Elton John blasts X Factor - but will play concert with Alexandra - Times Online 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC entertainment.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ X Factor winners Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry also appear on the single alongside Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue and Miley Cyrus.
  • Alexandra Burke 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.in4merz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[18]
.On 19 July 2009, Burke confirmed that she had signed a six figure contract with Italian fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana, to become the face of a new fashion line.^ Posted : Dec 05, 2009 2:26:32 PM Subject : Win a copy of Alexandra Burke's new album!
  • Win a copy of Alexandra Burke's new album! :: Cosmopolitan 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.cosmopolitan.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ He gained international fame for his legendary turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and the creation of the Tom Ford label, becoming one of the world's most influential designers.
  • Alexandra Burke - ModelCruz.com Rank 77 Top Singer Year 2009 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.modelcruz.com [Source type: General]

^ Re: Alexandra Burke - Broken Heels « Reply #867 on: December 29, 2009, 04:19:35 PM » .
  • Alexandra Burke - Broken Heels 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.popjustice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

She will also model their clothes and accessories in her music videos.
Burke performed on the Royal Variety Show on 7 December 2009.[19]
.It was confirmed by Burke on 17 November 2009, that "Broken Heels" will be the 2nd commercial single, (3rd overall), from Overcome.^ Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 Broken Heels, the second single off Overcome .
  • Alexandra Burke | We Are Pop Slags 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.wearepopslags.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alexandra Burke performs “Broken Heels” .

^ The Official video to Alexandra Burke's 2nd single 'Broken Heels' from her debut album Overcome.
  • Alexandra Burke- Hallelujah (With Lyrics!) | Video Youtube - NMETV Latest Music Videos and Clips | - NME.COM 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[20] She also confirmed via her Official Twitter page that the video was shot in Los Angeles on 22 and 23 November 2009.[21] The single was released on 18 January 2010. Burke appeared on the The Paul O'Grady Show on 3 November 2009 to perform "The Silence". She performed on the penultimate episode on 17 December 2009 singing "Broken Heels". She also performed on So You Think You Can Dance on 16 January and GMTV on 19 January 2010.
.Burke was confirmed for the Haiti Charity Single, commenting "I hope the single raises lots of money.^ Alexandra Burke Alexandra confirms involvement on Haiti Charity Single!
  • Alexandra Burke | Facebook 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Alexandra confirms involvement in Haiti charity single.
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  • RCA Label Group (UK) | Alexandra Burke 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.rcalabelgroup.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • RCA Label Group (UK) | Alexandra Burke 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.rcalabelgroup.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Haiti single Everybody Hurts due out on 7 February BBC News Everybody Hurts, the all-star single recorded to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake , will be released on 7 February, it has been confirmed.
  • Alexandra Burke – Broken Heels - Worldnews.com 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC article.wn.com [Source type: General]

It's great that we can come together and do this. It's a very special song." .Soon after, Alexandra revealed she would be travelling to Haiti so she can physically help the people out there, saying "For me, singing two lines on a single doesn't mean I have really helped.^ Alexandra Burke wants to help in Haiti .
  • Alexandra Burke blog posts @ Unreality TV 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.unrealitytv.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Still, these talent contests have never really been about music in my opinion, and there's a wonderful line in Hallelujah which says something like "you really don't care for music, do you?"
  • Alexandra Burke wins UK X Factor - Janis Ian Forum 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC janisian.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pre-order "Everybody Hurts" now Earlier in the week we brought you the news that Alexandra is to sing with some of the biggest names in UK music, on the charity single in aid of the Haiti earthquake disaster...
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.I wanted to go out and physically help the kids.^ I think Tinchy Stryder’s new album, is an album you definitely would want to go out and buy and it will be well worth your money!
  • In4merz Weekly Introduces Taio Cruz & Alexandra Burke 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She spoke to Digital Spy about it and I think this is amazing of her to want to go and help out.
  • ALEXANDRA-BURKE.US | Alexandra Burke | BAD BOYS + BROKEN HEELS 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.alexandra-burke.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I'm not a doctor, but I can give clothes, food and love. At least I'll be able to make a couple of kids smile." Alexandra will visit and help in the week beginning 8 February 2010.[22]
.Alexandra briefly appeared on Dancing on Ice during the show's fifth season and seventh week to help Emily Atack dance "Bad Boys". Alexandra will perform on the show on March 21st, during the semi-final.^ X factor final (with JLS) So you think you can dance (Broken Heels) Gmtv (Broken Heels) Paul o’grady (the Silence) TOTP (Bad Boys) Results Voting is open now!
  • Alexandra Burke 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.in4merz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When Alexandra’s mum asked her to sing to Jean Carne, Jean was so impressed she asked her to perform at her show the next night and at 12 she sung down the phone to Stevie Wonder.
  • Sony Music UK | Artists | Alexandra Burke 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.sonymusic.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Alexandra, who will appear on the festive version of Top Of The Pops, also sang at The Royal Variety Performance and admits it was the most terrifying gig of her life.
  • Exclusive: I want a puppy for Christmas to keep me company on tour, reveals Alexandra Burke - The Daily Record 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.dailyrecord.co.uk [Source type: General]

[23]
.On January 18th 2010, Burke began her European Promo Tour in Brussels, Belgium.^ January 18th, 2010 luv this song!!
  • Music - Singles Reviews - Alexandra Burke: 'Broken Heels' - Digital Spy 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.digitalspy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alexandra Burke Check out the latest pics from Sweden and Germany as Alexandra continues her European Tour!
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^ Alexandra’s European Tour Blog Pt 4 29 Jan 2010, 1:56 pm .
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.[24] The tour lasted for 2 weeks and covered all major European cities including Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Milan and Paris.^ A major recording project of all 104 Haydn Symphonies, compiled on 33CDs, including the extraordinary No.45 Farewell, and of course the magnificent late London Symphonies.
  • Alexandra Burke – Broken Heels | Music | guardian.co.uk 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In4merz HQ would like to thank everyone who is contributed to the mag this week including Harith & All In4merz Who’ve Contributed.
  • In4merz Weekly Introduces Taio Cruz & Alexandra Burke 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Since her launch in Europe, Burke's single Bad Boys has charted in the top 20 on several European charts and charted at #1 in Poland.^ Love Your single Bad boys.
  • Alexandra Burke LIVE Webchat - Watch Again: Blog MySpace | de MySpace Today 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Bad Boys Alexandra Burke [feat.
  • 411mania.com: Music - Alexandra Burke - Overcome Review 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.411mania.com [Source type: General]

^ UK Top 40 Singles Chart 20-12-2009 .
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She returned to Poland on February 23rd 2010 to continue her European promotion.
.Burke signed a five album £3.5 million American recording deal with Epic Records in February 2009. She has also has revealed that she is working on the US version of Overcome due to be released in April 2010. Burke and RedOne also revealed on their Twitter pages that they were working on new tracks for the US version of Overcome.^ Burke is scheduled to release a remastered version of Overcome in the US later this year.
  • Alexandra Burke 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.in4merz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tidbit: Word has it Alex is re-working ‘Overcome’ for it’s US release in 2010.
  • Alexandra Burke | ..::That Grape Juice // ThatGrapeJuice.net::.. || Thirsty? 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC thatgrapejuice.net [Source type: General]

^ A release date for the US edition of, Overcome, has not been revealed.
  • Alexandra Burke Talks ‘Overcome’ US Release | New Music Reviews - Home of DJ Willis - Daily New Music Reviews 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC newmusicreviews.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[25] .Burke said that the music videos for her singles in the US would not be different to those released in the UK, Europe and Asia saying that "Personally I think its wiser and cheap just to have one video for all markets".[26].^ While Burke’s, Overcome, is being prepared for a stateside release, she explains the element the album holds won’t be changing, “I don’t think we’re going to change it that much for the American market as the videos will definitely stay the same.” .
  • Alexandra Burke Talks ‘Overcome’ US Release | New Music Reviews - Home of DJ Willis - Daily New Music Reviews 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC newmusicreviews.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think it's early enough for the lights (whoever it was said it was too soon), due to the location they need to get this event out of the way then we can get the all important christmas markets in ASAP ...
  • Alexandra Burke turns on Christmas lights in Manchester - News - Manchester Evening News 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Alexandra Burke turns on Christmas lights in Manchester - News - Manchester Evening News 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Her winners single, “Hallelujah”, became the UK Christmas #1 in 2008, breaking the European sales record after selling over 105,000 digital downloads in just one day.
  • Alexandra Burke – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Bad Boys has been selected as the lead single for the US markets and will debut on the Mainstream Top 40 on March 23rd 2010 with the US version of Overcome being released on 19th April 2010.
.On 12 March Alexandra confirmed on her Twitterpage that "All Night Long" will be her new single, featuring Pitbull.^ "All Night Long" has really grown on me..
  • Alexandra Burke - Broken Heels 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC www.popjustice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the age of 12, Alexandra entered Star for a Night but was beaten to first place by Joss Stone.
  • Alexandra Burke X-Factor News, Updates and Gossip 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC xfactor-updates.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Alexandra Burke X-Factor News, Updates and Gossip 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC xfactor-updates.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By all accounts this is the fastest selling single of 2009 and features US rapper Flo Rida.
  • Alexandra Burke | Female Celebrity News 2 February 2010 13:22 UTC blog.fjgirls.com [Source type: General]

Discography

Studio albums

Tours

  • The X Factor Tour (2009)
  • European Promotional Tour (2010)

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 "Hallelujah" BRIT Award for Best British Single[27] Nominated
"Hero" Nominated
Alexandra Burke MOBO Award for Best UK Newcomer[28] Nominated
2010 "Bad Boys" BRIT Award for Best British Single[29] Nominated

References

  1. ^ a b Alexandra – All you need to know! ITV – X-Factor, 29 November 2008
  2. ^ Hallelujah: how Leonard Cohen became an X Factor winner without trying, The Times, 13 December 2008
  3. ^ a b "X Factor single breaks sales record". The Press Association. 15 December 2008. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5inEUuCaxXC-Mq9lzkpnk9nIdvNeQ. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  4. ^ Alexandra is first million-seller BBC News, 9 January 2009
  5. ^ a b Girl power as Lily Allen, Pixie Lott, Florence + the Machine and Lady Gaga go head to head for Brit Awards Mail Online, 19 January 2010
  6. ^ "Alexandra Burke wins 'The X Factor'". http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/xfactor/a138397/alexandra-burke-wins-the-x-factor.html. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 
  7. ^ Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen fans unite on Facebook to keep reality show version of 'Hallelujah' off British chart
  8. ^ Hallelujah! You Buck the trend
  9. ^ The fight for a Hallelujah Christmas victory, The Times, 18 December 2008
  10. ^ a b Hallelujah hits number one and two slots in Christmas charts, The Times, 22 December 2008
  11. ^ Mark Lawson: Warring Hallelujahs, The Guardian, Friday 19 December 2008
  12. ^ Alexandra Burke 'gets £3m US deal' Digital Spy, 13 February 2009
  13. ^ Overcome Alexandra Burke Official Website
  14. ^ Alexandra Burke's 'Bad Boys': 30 plays later Digital Spy, 25 August 2009
  15. ^ "Alexandra Burke steams past Robbie Williams to top UK charts". msn.com. 19 October 2009. http://entertainment.ca.msn.com/celebs/article.aspx?cp-documentid=22322672. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  16. ^ Burke, Beyoncé planning to collaborate? Digital Spy, 13 April 2009
  17. ^ Alexandra Burke to join Beyonce on tour STV Entertainment, 15 June 2009
  18. ^ 50 Cent after X Factor winner Mirror Celebs
  19. ^ X Factor winner signs major deal with Dolce & Gabbana STV Entertainment, 19 July 2009
  20. ^ Diary Blog – Tuesday 17 November 2009 Alexandra Burke Official Website
  21. ^ Alexandra Burke on Twitter
  22. ^ Alexandra Burke Haiti Visit
  23. ^ ITV Guide Dancing On Ice
  24. ^ http://www.alexandraburkeofficial.com/gb/eurotour/european_promo_tour
  25. ^ RedOne on Twitter
  26. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/interviews/a196983/alexandra-burke.html
  27. ^ BRIT Awards 2009 Nominations
  28. ^ MOBO Awards 2009 Nominations
  29. ^ BRIT Awards 2010 Nominations

External links

Preceded by
Leon Jackson
Winner of The X Factor
2008
Succeeded by
Joe McElderry

Simple English


Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewan Burke (born August 25, 1988)[1] is an English soul singer, who was born in Islington, London. She is known for winning the fifth series of the X Factor UK in 2008. She also had the 2008 Christmas number one single in the United Kingdom with a cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.

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