Alexandra Burke won the £1million X Factor queen last night and said “My dream has come true”. The 20-year-old soul singer broke down in tears after her emotional victory ahead of boyband rivals JLS and Northern Irish teenager Eoghan Quigg.

This is Alexandra’s message to all the fans:


I can’t say it enough, you’ve made one girl very, very, very happy and I cant even begin to explain the feeling.

When I went to those auditions six months ago after coming back for a second time, I had no idea I’d be standing here now as the new X Factor Winner. I’m totally blown away, thank you all so much for believing in me.

I was so nervous, but I just totally loved performing on the show this week – such brilliant comments and such an amazing response and a great way to end the show.

And one of the most amazing things is to be here with my first ever single. We shot the video for ‘Hallelujah’ the other week and it was the most brilliant experience. Shooting the video for ‘Hero’ was one thing, but this was a whole other experience. There were 2,000 candles spread across the floor with me singing in the middle. When I walked in, I nearly started crying again – I was an emotional wreck.
I’d never heard ‘Hallelujah’ before and at first, I was worried it wouldn’t suit my voice but I worked at it and was totally thrilled at the result and was like, ‘OMG: that’s me on a record.’
I can’t wait for the next steps in this X Factor journey and look forward to sharing them all with you. : )
Many, many thanks,
Love, Alexandra

Backstage: Beyoncé Knowles and finalist JLS

Backstage: Beyoncé Knowles and Eoghan Quigg

JLS were joined by Westlife for a take on Flying Without Wings

Eoghan Quigg received a helping hand from veteran Irish boyband Boyzone

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