Alexandra will be paying tribute to one of her music idols, the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday – with special shows at The Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room from June 4th – June 8th. Click above to view the elegant photo shoot.
The former X Factor winner will play a concert version of the 1972 film Lady Sings The Blues, about jazz singer Billie Holiday.
Alexandra said: “It is an honour to be able to sing Billie Holiday’s songs and I feel a very strong emotional attachment to them.”
The shows take place in the Elgar Room of the London venue from June 4 to 8.
Source: The Sun
This is sure to be something truly special & we hope you Beasties are excited and ready! Ticket info. will be posted very shortly – so watch this space.
Alexandra will be hitting the stage to perform for Israel’s 65th birthday. An estimated crowd of over 10,000 is expected to attend the show, which will go down live on April 16th. Stay tuned for more news on the event.
The X Factor winner Alexandra Burke will perform at next month’s Zionist Federation event, celebrating Israel’s 65th birthday.
The star, who spent time singing at weddings and barmitzvahs with leading simchah performers the Gilev Showband before her rise to fame in 2008, will perform at the Yom Ha’atzmaut event on April 16.
Her first single, a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, sold a record 105,000 copies in one day.
Other acts on the bill, set to attract an estimated 10,000-strong audience, include Israeli pop star Ivri Lider, Britain’s Got Talent winning dance troup Spellbound, Chico from the Gipsy Kings and comedian Mark Maier.
Beasties – if you missed Alexandra’s show-stopping performance on last night’s ‘Comic Relief Does Glee’, then you’re in luck! Watch the above clip of AB slaying “Elephant” for the crowd who were in love with the performance. AB is looking and sounding better than ever before & we know you guys are going to LOVE it.
Beasties, check out this lovely shot of Alexandra from her very recent photo shoot session with photographer John Clark. How amazing does AB look here? We’re looking forward to the full session! Be sure you click the image above to view the full-size image.
*** AB has tweeted that an AskAlex session is coming up soon, so keep your eyes peeled on her timeline for the date & time. Get those questions ready! xx
If you remember back in January, Alexandra was asked to perform The Great British National Anthem “God Save The Queen” at NBA London Live. Thanks to Youtube, here is a new video from a better angle, so if you missed the previous post – be sure you click to view above. Alex delivers a flawless vocal as always!
Alexandra attended the annual Sony UMG & Samsung Brit Awards After Party earlier tonight after attending the Brit Awards. She looked absolutely glorious in a red floor length gown. Click above to view pics from the event.
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.”