Alexandra Burke is a Scottish actress, singer and songwriter. She was one of four British girls chosen as a contestant on the fifth series of the popular reality show The X Factor. She was eliminated at the end of the third episode, but not before becoming one of the most controversial celebrities on the show. She has since sparked interest in her personal life, her music and in film with her appearance in the highly-anticipated The Devil’s Advocate. She has since been involved in various other projects, including a role in the movie Black Rain.
Alexia Burke was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1987. Her first piano lessons took her to the Holyhead church where she met and later became an integral member of the choir. This experience gave her the gift for songwriting which she exploited in her early years of touring with various groups such as Pentatonic Teenage Gospel Funeral Pals and Angels with Dirty Faces. When she was finally given a chance to develop her talent, it was with the assistance of an English teacher that she learned to play the acoustic guitar. As an accomplished guitarist and vocalist, she has released several well-received albums, including Back to Black, Take It Easy and Break Free.
The inspirational Alexia Burke has achieved considerable success as a solo artist and also as a member of numerous popular groups. Her place in the musical world can be traced back to her time playing in a string quartet called the Traveling Symphony. It was here that she earned the moniker of “Queen of Chamber Music” due to her extensive repertoire of songs and her performance of them throughout the travel group. It was this influential work, which led to her being asked to perform on The X Factor, and from there, into the final four. For this reason, Alexandra Burke Biography is fondly referred to as The X Factor of Music.
Alexandra Burke Measurements
|24 in / 61 cm
|33 in / 86 cm
|5 ft 9 in / 174 cm
|126 lb / 57 kg
Alexia has gone on to tour with several other well-known groups, including Taking Back Sunday, Sky and the Temple Barriers and recently has been hired by Virgin Esters as a session player for their UK leg of their Cross Country Tour. Even though this is a great step forward in her career, this is only the beginning. This talented musician has a number of other projects lined up. She is currently working on a project based on the life of late American conductor and actress Patti LaBelle, entitled A Serenity on a Starboard Seat. Other projects include the movie version of Take Me Home, which is currently in post-production, as well as the stage play adaptation of The Heartbreak Kid, entitled London.
Alexandra is currently on tour with Taking Back Sunday, who have just returned from their European tour. It was on this European leg of their Cross Country Tour that she became the first female front liner to headline a major UK talent show. This fact and the fact that Alex had a fantastic time, playing to packed houses, has got people talking about her being a star in the making. This has led to a series of features on TV and in print about Alex, which is certainly encouraging for any young artist wanting to make it in this business.
There’s no doubt that Alex has a talent for creating amazing live performances, but her dream of one day playing in front of a live audience should not be put off. Her first single Hallelujah was recently released and it has achieved very good sales in its first week out. This means good news for the budding artist, as she looks forward to further touring and recording work. We will have to wait and see what Alex Burke has in store as she makes her debut single from her new album.