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Articles Tagged 'Alexandra Burke'

TV Talent Show Contestants Let Loose on UK Pop Chart

Welcome aboard Fraser McAlpine to our roster of Anglophenia music contributors. He started writing about pop music for Top of the Pops Online, back when you had to know where the asterisk went in B*Witched, and before Billie Piper was an actress. He’s interviewed hundreds of pop stars since then – including all five Spice […]

X Factor Starts Again Tomorrow Night in the UK

Britain’s answer to American Idol premieres its sixth season Saturday night. And it has a new format influenced by Britain’s Got Talent: contestants now audition before a live studio audience. Unfortunately, the auditions aren’t live for the viewers. However, if there’s a particularly stunning performance – good or bad – I’ll try and post it […]

Alexandra Burke Holds On To No. 1 with “Hallelujah”

No. 1 will be ripped from Alexandra Burke’s cold dead hands; she spends a third week on top of the British pop singles chart with her X Factor victory anthem, a remake of Leonard Cohen‘s “Hallelujah.” Meanwhile, the fabulous Lady Gaga is repeating her recent American success across the pond. Her single, “Just Dance,” debuts […]

Can Alexandra Burke Repeat Leona Lewis’ U.S. Success?

As expected, husky-voiced R&B songstress Alexandra Burke was crowned winner of this season’s X Factor. (Her emotional reaction to hearing her name called is priceless; you can see host Dermot O’Leary attempt to stifle his giggles at her hysteria.) Her win capped a finale that included an appearance from Burke’s idol, Beyoncé (joining Burke on […]