42 Facts About Alexandra Burke

1. Alexandra Burke was the first and only X Factor contestant to have a judging role, when she became a guest judge on BBC's So You Think You Can Dance UK.

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2. Alexandra Burke currently stands as one of the most successful winners of The X Factor.

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3. Alexandra Burke has parted ways with her record label for the third time.

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4. Alexandra Burke has split from her third record label, she has confirmed.

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5. Alexandra Burke has appeared in Sister Act the Musical, Chess and Chicago and is ­currently ­starring in a touring production of hit musical The ­Bodyguard as Rachel Marron—the role made famous by ­Whitney Houston.

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6. In September 2013, Alexandra Burke was revealed as the face of Funkin Cocktails.

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7. In 2013, Alexandra Burke was revealed as the face of Mune Energy Drinks to coincide with the release of her EP.

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8. In March 2012, Alexandra Burke worked with MUA Cosmetics to launch her own range of lip-gloss named "Lip Boom".

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9. Alexandra Burke took part in the 2013 campaign for the charity with a new photoshoot in October 2013.

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10. Alexandra Burke was confirmed to join various female celebrities to join the Peru Inca Trail Hike for Breast Cancer Care, along with Fearne Cotton, Denise Van Outen, and Holly Willoughby.

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11. In 2008, while Alexandra Burke was a contestant on The X Factor she and her fellow series five contestants released a cover of Mariah Carey's "Hero" for the Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion charities.

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12. Alexandra Burke went on tour with her mother's band, Soul II Soul where Burke sang to raise money for charity.

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13. Alexandra Burke performed in large audience venues, such as the Royal Albert Hall before she made fame.

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14. From a young age Alexandra Burke has supported a number of charities around the United Kingdom.

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15. Alexandra Burke performed with Beyonce during the final of series 5 of The X Factor.

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16. Alexandra Burke announced she wanted to take more risks on the second LP and that she was going to go "insane" on Heartbreak on Hold.

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17. Alexandra Burke has received co-writing credits on a number of songs on her second album.

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18. Alexandra Burke will perform as "Svetlana", a role made famous by Barbara Dickson in the 1980s.

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19. On 22 December 2017, it was announced Alexandra Burke had signed with Universal Music Group's Decca Records with her third record, The Truth Is, was released on 16 March 2018.

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20. On 21 August 2017, Alexandra Burke was announced as a contestant for the fifteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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21. Alexandra Burke commenced a year long residency in the show, making her debut on 30 July 2016 at the Curve Theatre Leicester.

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22. Alexandra Burke played the role for a relatively short period until the production closed at the Adelphi Theatre on 29 August 2014.

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23. Alexandra Burke made her West End debut as a leading cast member in the £5 million production of The Bodyguard on 2 June 2014, at London's Adelphi Theatre, taking over the lead role from Beverley Knight.

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24. On 5 January 2015, Alexandra Burke announced that she would be releasing an EP in March called Renegade.

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25. Alexandra Burke made her US performance debut at Apollo Theater on 10 June 2013 as part of the line-up for The Apollo Theater Legends Hall of Fame 2013, honouring the induction of Chaka Khan.

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26. In June 2013, Alexandra Burke parted ways with her record label, RCA, over "differing views" between herself and the label regarding her third studio album.

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27. In May 2013, it was reported that Alexandra Burke signed a deal with a US management company after impressing former Def Jam president Kevin Liles during a meeting with him in New York.

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28. On 25 March 2013, it was announced that Alexandra Burke would perform a concert version of Lady Sings the Blues at the Royal Albert Hall between 4 and 8 June in the venue's Elgar Room but the shows were postponed.

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29. In December 2012, Alexandra Burke released her first holiday extended play, Christmas Gift, which consisted a cover of "Silent Night" and a new track titled "Christmas Time".

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30. In September 2012, it was revealed that Alexandra Burke would take part in Les Miserables for Children in Need.

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31. In June 2012, Alexandra Burke parted company with her management company.

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32. In February 2012, it was reported that Alexandra Burke had left the Syco label to join RCA Records.

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33. In October 2011, Alexandra Burke joined Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos on the judging panel as a guest judge during the fourth week of the live shows of series 8 when Kelly Rowland had a throat infection.

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34. Alexandra Burke got the idea of using the saying from when she was in writing camp with a lot of Americans.

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35. Alexandra Burke took a break from recording so that she could embark on her first headline concert tour, the All Night Long Tour and said she would continue recording two days after the tour ends.

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36. Alexandra Burke gained her fifth consecutive top ten hit, and her third number one single, after "Start Without You" stormed to the top of the charts, beating Katy Perry to the top spot.

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37. Alexandra Burke performed on the Royal Variety Show on 7 December 2009.

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38. Alexandra Burke was joined in the grand final by Northern Irish teenager Eoghan Quigg and boyband JLS.

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39. Alexandra Burke auditioned for the second series of The X Factor in 2005.

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40. Alexandra Burke attracted the names Cecelia Ewen as they are her mothers middle names, her sister, Sheneice shares these names.

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41. In 2016, Alexandra Burke commenced a 12-month residency in Sister Act The Musical, leading the cast as Deloris Van Cartier.

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42. Alexandra Burke won the fifth series of British television series The X Factor in 2008.

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