A soul-singing sensation and inspiring testimony to the rewards of perseverance, Alexandra Burke is the most exciting musical star to emerge in the United Kingdom for many years. This revealing biography chronicles how she rose from a childhood sharing her bed with her sister in a cramped north London flat to winning The X Factor and romping to the top of the charts.Alexandra faced countless obstacles including the wrath of jealous classmates and the heartache of her parents' separation when she was just six. She overcame everything and by the time she was a teenager she had sung on-stage to live audiences, to primetime BBC1 viewers and down the telephone to an impressed Stevie Wonder.Then came her X Factor journey that saw her reach the final seven of her category in the 2005 series before being sent home by Louis Walsh. Three years later she entered the show again and sailed to the final where she was crowned the winner. As her fame grew a former lover come out of the woodwork to haunt Alexandra. She also had to save her mother's life when she collapsed in front of her.
Chas Newkey-Burden is a leading celebrity biographer whose subjects include Amy Winehouse, Simon Cowell, Justin Bieber, Brangelina, The Wanted and Stephenie Meyer. His books have been translated into 12 languages. He is a regular guest on BBC Radio London, a columnist for the Jewish Chronicle and you can follow him on Twitter: @AllThatChas.
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