Hot from winning ‘The X Factor’, and with barely any voice left, Alexandra Burke spoke to Radio 1’s Fearne and Reggie at the end of Sunday’s Chart Show to premiere her new holiday single, a version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’. Burke insisted she thought JLS were going to win, and said she “absolutely adores” Beyonce Knowles after the former Destiny’s Child star performed with her at the finale. As for Louis Walsh turning her down a couple years ago, Alexandra said she was thankful for that because she wouldn’t have been prepared for this at 16.
Asked what sort of record fans can expect, she said, “I always have my ideas. I wanna bring back old school music. It’s gonna be some old school meets new school, and where it was real music like Aretha [Franklin], Gladis Knight, Al Green, with a pop twist you know. If I can do that, well Hallelujah.” Listen to the interview via YouTube below.