Alexandra recently chatted with Digital Spy about everything from her recent work with Nike+ Kinect, the current process of recording her third studio album, and even opens up about talk of judging The X Factor.
Here’s an excerpt from the full interview below.
Hello Alexandra, we’ve just been exercising with you using Nike+ Kinect and now we’re exhausted, so thanks for that.
“Me too! I’ve only just started doing this. Now I need to get my brother do it with me – he’s a proper sport freak, so I know he’ll love it.”
We’re assuming you got involved with it as a way of keeping fit?
“The thing is, I’m genuinely never motivated to go to the gym, but this means I can do it in my living room and keep my onesie on. Obviously, I need to keep my fitness levels up when I’m on tour or playing shows, and there’s only so much breathing exercises can do!”
You’ve also mentioned that you’re in the studio quite a lot.
“Literally, studio. It’s where you’ll find me round the clock at the moment! I’m actually going there after this interview. I’m recording in America next week and I’ve built a studio in my home as well. At the moment, I don’t think I’ve ever been so focused. I’m really focusing on this third album, but I’m looking at getting into acting as well and starting a fitness clothing line.”
How far along is the album?
“I can’t say when it’ll be finished because I honestly have no idea. I’ve always said I’m never going to rush into something – it’s about the quality that goes into it. I’m really happy that RCA have let me concentrate on it and spend time writing it rather than rushing another album six months after my last one. There’s a big focus on live instruments this time – I’m starting to learn to play the keys.”
If a spot opens on this year’s X Factor judging panel, would you be up for it?
“Can I just say, Louis ain’t going anywhere! I really would consider it. Once was definitely not enough, it gave me a taste for it. If the opportunity came about I would love it – to go out there and find the next music star would be a fantastic experience. If Simon asked I would definitely consider it – it would be an honor.”
Alexandra and her mother, singer Melissa Bell will be appearing on ITV’s upcoming special “From The Heart” which will feature an interview with the pair plus a performance from Alex.
Other celebs on the show include: Rowan Atkinson, Pixie Lott and many more.
ITV brings together a host of stars for a one-hour entertainment special, From The Heart, on 13 February at 9pm.
Raising awareness of organ donation and the NHS Organ Donor Register, the show is hosted by Dermot O’Leary and will feature a range of musical and comedy treats from famous faces including Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Pixie Lott, Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse and some of the cast from from Outnumbered.
Performances on the night come from Jools Holland his 17 piece Rhythm and Blues orchestra, and pop band McFly, who have been training with some of the inspirational members of the GB Transplant Games sports team.
Meanwhile, Alexandra Burke is in the studio with her mother Melissa Bell, as the pair reflect on their four year wait for Melissa to undergo a kidney transplant. Alexandra will also perform.
Alex appeared on Saturday night’s live broadcast of The Xtra Factor on ITV1, where she, along with Tom Daley and Stephen Mulhern spoke with hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack about their own takes on the remaining finalist o the competition. Find out who she’s backing for the win this season & more.
Beasties, check out this new interview that Alex did with . In the interview, she speaks on bouncing back from some of the set backs that she has been through and she also offers some really encouraging words to others about sticking to your dreams and never giving up on anything.
This is definitely a must-see. What an inspiration!
Alexandra appeared on ITV’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show on September 5th, where she talked about her upcoming performance in The West End version of “Les Miserables”, which she will perform “On My Own” from the musical for Children In Need.
She will hit the stage for one night only on Tuesday, September 18th at The Queen’s Theatre – so be sure to get your tickets now!
AB also spoke about the highs and lows of her career thus far, her own advice to anyone coming into the music industry and of course what’s ahead for her.
Alex recently chatted with Metro UK about her upcoming performance in “Les Miserables” for ‘Children In Need’, and how she’s feeling about her debut in London’s West End + more. Check out what she had to say:
What are you doing for Children In Need?
I’m doing Pop Goes The Musical for them. I’m singing in Les Miserables and I’m singing the song On My Own, which is the big song from the musical. It’s a great honour.
Is performing in the West End an ambition you’ve had?
I’ve always enjoyed going to the theatre and seeing musicals. In terms of it being an ambition and something I want to do in the future – I’ve never crossed it off. It’s all about timing. At this point in my life, there’s more I’d like to achieve right now before going down that road. It’s an awesome road to go down but when you go down it you stay there. Just doing an iconic musical for this is a real honour.
Are you looking forward to it?
I’m so scared. I’m a nervous wreck. It’s such an emotional and beautiful song there’s a lot at stake. I don’t want to muck it up. The people that do it every single day are amazing. It’s a lot to live up to.
The X Factor have updated their official website with Alexandra’s own “Whose Time Is It Now” segment, taking us on a journey of her entire XF career, up until the live finals on December 13, 2008. Listen as Alexandra talks about some of her most memorable moments & more.
Alexandra opens up with Amaru Don TV about things like being an ambassador for various charities, her advice to people wanting to get into the music industry, things that she’s learned from doing interviews, and more.
Beasties, if you are an avid Twitter user, then you already knew that Alexandra had performed an exclusive session with That Grape Juice.
The popular blog released the entire session earlier today – along with an amazing fan Q&A segment. AB speaks on everything from the song that she most enjoyed recording for the new album, plans to come America and much, much more.
Alexandra performed acoustic versions of “Daylight Robbery”, “Let It Go”, and “Heartbreak On Hold” for the lucky crowd. I promise you’ll love this guys – be sure to check out THATGRAPEJUICE as well.
Alex appeared on ITV’s “Loose Women” today, where she sat down for an interview with the ladies and spoke about the new album “Heartbreak On Hold”, and a few more topics. She also performed a beautiful acoustic version of the new single “Let It Go” and blew everyone away! It was a fantastic appearance overall. Check it out!