Sunday, December 14, 2008
Alexandra to Sing with EJ on NYE
Alexandra Burke wept tears of joy tonight as she was voted X Factor winner, beating JLS in the final.
The win means the 20-year-old has landed a £1m record contract and a shot at this year's Christmas number 1.
Clutching a copy of her new single Hallelujah, she said: "This is for everyone who voted for me. This is for you. I love you"
Burke, from north London, was firm 8/13 favourite with the bookies to win the ITV1 show.
After performing Hallelujah, the newly-crowned winner said: "Thank you for making my dreams come true everyone. I have everything to thank you for. In my bones, thank you.
"I'm the happiest girl. I love you so much."
Judge Simon Cowell said: "I'm rarely speechless but I am now. Alex, God bless you. You deserved it. Cheryl, very proud of you kid. I know this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but for everyone who's watched it, written about it and voted, thank you very much indeed."
Burke was told she would perform with Elton John at the O2 Arena on New Year's Eve.