|Birth Date||25 August 1988|
|Hometown||Islington, London, England|
The X Factor
Alexandra first auditioned for the show in Series 2 and made it all the way to Judges' Houses where she was in the 16-24s category mentored by Louis Walsh. However, he did not select her for the live shows as he felt that she needed to mature.
She returned three years later and wowed the judges with her audition. She again made it all the way to Judges Houses where she was placed in the Girls category mentored by Cheryl Cole. She subsequently went on to win the series, beating JLS and Eoghan Quigg in the final.
Post The X Factor
Burke's debut album, Overcome, was released on October 19, 2009, spawning such hit singles such as "Bad Boys", "Broken Heels" and "All Night Long". Burke's second album, Heartbreak on Hold, was released on June 4, 2012. Burke has also been a guest judge on The X Factor UK. She later left Syco Music for RCA Records, but she left that label in 2013.
She recorded her version of the Paul McCartney classic "Live and Let Die" for The X Factor USA as the intro song for the judges and made her American debut at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York as part of the line-up for the Apollo Theater Legends Hall of Fame 2013.
Turning to the world of theater, she portrayed the role of Rachel Marron in the UK touring production of The Bodyguard.
2017 - present: Strictly Come Dancing and new record deal
in 2017 signed up to compete in the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing alongside her former X Factor competitor Aston Merrygold of JLS. She finished as a runner-up in the final. Just before Christmas, it was announced that she had signed a new record deal with Decca Records. whose roster includes Series 6 winner Joe McElderry. Her third studio album is due for release on March 9, 2018. The name was later confirmed as 'The Truth Is' and a UK tour is set to take place in September 2018.
In February 2018, her long-awaited follow-up single 'Shadow' was premiered on Radio 2.
- Christmas Gift (2012)
- #NewRules (2013)
- Renegade (2015)
- Hallelujah (2008)
- Bad Boys (feat. Flo Rida) (2009)
- Broken Heels (2010)
- All Night Long (2010)
- Start Without You (feat. Laza Morgan) (2010)
- The Silence (2010)
- Elephant (feat. Erick Morillo) (2012)
- Let It Go (2012)
- Shadow (2018)
As featured artist
|The X Factor UK Winners|
|Steve Brookstein • Shayne Ward • Leona Lewis • Leon Jackson • Alexandra Burke • Joe McElderry • Matt Cardle • Little Mix • James Arthur • Sam Bailey • Ben Haenow • Louisa Johnson • Matt Terry • Rak-Su|
|Series 5 Finalists|
|Alexandra Burke • Austin Drage • Bad Lashes • Daniel Evans • Diana Vickers • Eoghan Quigg • Girlband • JLS • Laura White • Rachel Hylton • Ruth Lorenzo • Scott Bruton|