Alexandra Burke

Legendary X-Factor Winner

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Alexandra Burke is probably best known for her rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah with which she won the TV talent show The X Factor in 2008.

Despite brilliant versions already being recorded by Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright, when she released the song as a single Burke broke the record for volume of sales achieved across Europe in one day.

Alexandra has music in her blood, with her mother being Melissa Bell, the lead vocalist in the chart-topping band of the late 1980s Soul II Soul, who had a smash hit with the glorious single Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) as well as Keep On Movin’,Get A Life, A Dream’s A Dream and Joy.

By no means a one-hit wonder, Alexandra Burke went on to have more smash hit singles with such songs as Bad Boys (featuring Flo Rida), Start Without You and ‘All Night Long’ which achieved platinum status.

The four singles were contained on her debut album Overcome, which itself was a massive seller in 2009. Other tracks from the album that became top 20 hits were The Silence and Broken Heels.

Alexandra said that she cried during the recording of the songs on the album because it was “very me… it’s very much my personality. It’s deep. I only ever sing songs I believe in”.

Three years later she released the single Elephant which reached number three in the UK, followed by Let It Go, both being tracks from her second album Heartbreak on Hold.

The album, which was released after the highly successful All Night Long tour, was followed by three extended play releases (EPs). These were Christmas Gift in 2012, ‘#NewRules’ in 2013 and Renegade in 2015, the last two being self-released.

Burke was also involved in the soundtrack album to The Bodyguard: The Musical, in which she played Rachel Marron in between 2014 and 2016.

Then in 2016, Alexandra appeared as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act The Musical.

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