Alexandra Burke

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Pretty Red Dress review – toe-tapping London tale of desire and identity
Natey Jones and Alexandra Burke play a couple tussling with dreams and secret shame in Dionne Edwards’s defiant yet uplifting drama with music at its core

Mark Kermode

18, Jun, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Pretty Red Dress review – big-hearted music drama dresses to impress
Terrific performances from Natey Jones, Alexandra Burke and Temilola Olatunbosun match this tender drama about masculinity

Peter Bradshaw

15, Jun, 2023 @11:36 AM

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Jack and the Beanstalk review – no expense spared for giant all-star entertainment
Dawn French, Julian Clary and the like join an animatronic giant with a vast beanstalk in an innuendo-heavy, story-light show

Brian Logan

15, Dec, 2022 @1:04 PM

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Alexandra Burke: ‘I got asked to bleach my skin after X Factor’
Her career has taken her from pop success to Strictly and the stage. She discusses the pain of racist comments, the joy of duetting with Beyoncé – and the enduring influence of her late mother

Arifa Akbar

09, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The good, the bad and Harry Styles: X Factor’s most memorable entrants
As ITV confirms it has no plans for a new series, we take a look back at some of the characters that the show foisted on the world

Kevin Rawlinson

29, Jul, 2021 @5:54 PM

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Meghan and Harry draw praise and vitriol after Oprah Winfrey interview
Analysis: the divides were as deep as they were predictable manifestations of a culture war

Archie Bland

08, Mar, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Alexandra Burke says music industry told her to bleach her skin
X Factor star also says she was told not to wear braids in order to appeal to a white audience

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Jun, 2020 @3:22 PM

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Beyoncé: 10 of the best deep cuts, rarities and Bey-sides
As the superstar returns to the UK, here’s a sample of her lesser-known hits, featuring Solange and Dixie Chicks – plus how Lemonade changed the game

Claudia Rankine and Sam Wolfson

16, Jun, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Chess review – Benny and Björn's cold war musical no match for tiddlywinks
Even Alexandra Burke can’t save this lumbering story told with tracks by the Abba songwriters

Lyn Gardner

02, May, 2018 @2:07 PM

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Too big for her boots? Alexandra Burke’s confidence should be feted | Rebecca Nicholson
Her Strictly performances were exceptional but the British public’s love of an underdog did her no favours. More’s the pity

Rebecca Nicholson

18, Mar, 2018 @6:02 AM

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Alexandra Burke: The Truth Is review – efficient power balladry with West End touches

Rachel Aroesti

09, Mar, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Selfies! Smoking! Snogging! Why pop stars love a house party
From Beastie Boys to Beyoncé, we explore music videos’ enduring obsession with red cups and riotous shower scenes

Michael Cragg

30, Jan, 2018 @9:00 AM

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