Alexandra Burke



Contestant Profile
Birth Date 25 August 1988
Age 30
Hometown Islington, London, England
Occupation Singer


Category 16-24s
Mentor Louis Walsh
Placement Judges' Houses


Category Girls
Mentor Cheryl Cole
Placement Winner (1/12)
Alexandra Imelda Ceclia Ewen Burke (born 25 August 1988) is an English R&B/pop singer. She auditioned for Series 5 of The X Factor UK and made it all the way to the final as part of the Girls category mentored by Cheryl Cole.

Due to the eliminations of Laura White and Diana Vickers, Burke was the only act left in her category. She was crowned the winner defeating JLS from the Groups category mentored by Louis Walsh.

She previously auditioned during Series 2 but was eliminated by mentor Louis Walsh during Judges' Houses.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition Free choice "Saving All My Love for You" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 "Hero" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "Listen" Advanced
Week 1 UK or US number-one singles "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" Safe
Week 2 Songs by Michael Jackson "I'll Be There" Safe
Week 3 Big band "Candyman" Safe
Week 4 Disco "On the Radio" Safe
Week 5 Songs by Mariah Carey "Without You" Safe
Week 6 British classics "You Are So Beautiful" Safe
Week 7 Songs by Take That "Relight My Fire" Safe
Week 8 Songs by Britney Spears "Toxic" Safe
American classics "Listen"
Week 9: Semi-final Mentor's choice "Don't Stop the Music" Safe
Contestant's choice "Un-Break My Heart"
Week 10: Final Christmas songs "Silent Night" Winner
Celebrity duets "Listen" (with Beyoncé)
Song of the series "You Are So Beautiful"
Winner's single "Hallelujah"

Post-The X Factor


UK Series 5 Finalists
Alexandra BurkeAustin DrageBad LashesDaniel EvansDiana VickersEoghan QuiggGirlbandJLSLaura WhiteRachel HyltonRuth LorenzoScott Bruton
The X Factor UK Winners
Steve BrooksteinShayne WardLeona LewisLeon JacksonAlexandra BurkeJoe McElderryMatt CardleLittle MixJames ArthurSam BaileyBen HaenowLouisa JohnsonMatt TerryRak-SuDalton Harris