Alexandra Burke

UK MUSIC NEWS: X FACTOR STARS SHORTCHANGED ON TOUR

  X Factor runners up JLS X Factor creator and entertainment mogul Simon Cowell is no fool! This news should not come as a surprise to any of us. Via The London Paper STARS of the X-Factor are being paid just as little as £100 each for performing on the live tour, it emerged today. Winner Alexandra Burke – currently number one in the singles charts – and other finalists are being paid £250 per concert. But biggest losers are four-piece outfit JLS who []

UK MUSIC NEWS: X FACTOR WINNER ALEXANDRA BURKE TOPS THE CHRISTMAS SINGLES CHART

No surprises here….. Via BBC News Newly-crowned X Factor queen Alexandra Burke has topped the Christmas singles chart with Hallelujah. Burke won the battle for Christmas number one ahead of the late Jeff Buckley, whose version of the same song was in second place. It is 51 years since the same song sat at numbers one and two, and the first time ever at Christmas. Burke’s Hallelujah became the fastest-selling single by a female solo artist, with 576,000 copies sold. Congratulations Alexandra. []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ALEXANDRA BURKE (X FACTOR WINNER 2008)

Beyonce and Alexandra “It was so amazing to be with Beyonce – she was such an inspiration and I just thought, ‘I want to be as big as you’. “We are going to be great friends. Backstage she turned to me and said, ‘I feel like I have known you for ages. We can be friends’. “I asked her if I could support her on tour ans she said yes, so we’re trying to make it happen”. (The London Paper)  Alright Alexandra cool []

UK TV: X FACTOR 2008 SEMI-FINALS (LAST NIGHT)

The X-Factor semi-finals aired live last night and contestants Alexandra Burke, Eoghan Quigg and boy band JLS will battle it out for the coveted X Factor title. I really don’t understand why JLS is still in the running to win the title. I think that as a group they sound appalling!  Why does Simon Cowell, who is usually spot on, keep giving them a pass??? He must be getting soft in his old age. Check out their cover of Rihanna’s smash hit ‘Umbrella’ on last night’s show. Cheesy…….. []