Alexandra Burke Performs ‘Start Without You’ On Magic Numbers

Published: Sunday 22nd Aug 2010 by Sam

Alexandra Burke took to the stage on ‘Magic Numbers’ tonight to perform new single ‘Start Without You’. As ever, the X-Factor alum turned in a solid performance!

Check it out below…

Granted a backing track was used (not sure why as she’s performed it live many a time) and the song isn’t a favourite of mine, Ms. Burke nailed the performance. From the choreography to the sass to the look to everything, Alexandra showed why she is the best all-round talent to emerge from the UK in years. Work.

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  2. Huss August 22, 2010

    amazing performance! she shaked the place with her dance routine.. ofcourse she will need a slight backtrack which wasent even apparent thanks to an worldclass performance. you just compared her to Beyonce which proves what kind of level shes on… Alexandra is on fire!!!

  3. Leya August 22, 2010

    everytime someone wore something wierd they get compared to GaGa!!
    everytime someone danced they get compared to Beyonce!!
    everytime someone did an haircut they get compared to Rihanna!!
    (Yaaaawn) I mean get over it with the comparisents!! in UK shes the only artist that ticks every-box & in US she has competition but Alexandra fits in perfectly. This performance was on a league of its own, she smashed it!!

  4. ANTHONY August 22, 2010

    Damn…..Y’all sure have come a looooong way from what you just said not even a week ago. What’s the problem? Feeling a little self doubt there? Throwing shade to someone who was gracious enough to give an honest, real and in-depth interview with you guys?

    That says a lot for you. I have lost all respect (the little that I had) for this site.

    And to refresh everybody’s memory here’s what was said about Alex not even a week ago:

    And I quote:

    “Watch her roof-raising performance”

    Sam really needs to talk to Trent about his constant bashing of people. It’s not a good look.

  5. Asusual August 22, 2010

    As usual Trent being the token b**** of thatgrapejuice gives a completely unhelpful insight into the performance which in my opinion was Brilliant.

  6. TheBaddestBitch August 22, 2010

    Trent is as fake as his “idol” Thiefyoncé so who cares?

    Anyway, back on topic, Alex did a great performance as usual.

    Even if she lipped, it doesn’t matter because we all know the girl can sing her ass off

    She’s the baddest b**** in UK at the moment and soon, the whole world will be at her feet.

    Mark my words.

  7. Soulful Roses August 22, 2010

    Fuggin love this women 🙂

  8. Tami August 22, 2010

    Is she in lingerie on stage? Honestly man let your voice speak for you. Her clothing is real classless and she need a better wig. Pretty girl but just poor taste.

  9. Jayboss August 22, 2010

    Looks like KELLY ROWLAND! I’ll pass!!!!!

  10. Muni August 22, 2010

    I think she did great. Go Alex

  11. smartee August 22, 2010

    WTF does she have on? It’s cute lingerie… FOR THE BEDROOM! I hate when women praise celeb women for their bodies but I have to admit that she HAS AN AMAZING shape, she’s very beautiful, her skin is flawless and her smile is pretty, but why does she feel the need to sell s**/her body. Her voice is powerful but this b**ch lip synced! She was very good at it, but you could tell because everything sounded too “perfect.” You would have heard breaths in between pauses while she was dancing and plus, the volume of the mic would have been louder. She’s got star quality though, and I’m surprised that she’s a great dancer. She’s already on the level of Beyonce and frankly, I like her voice better because it sounds professional.

  12. Sam August 22, 2010

    Alex had done a gig in Marbella the night before and returned to the UK for morning radio interviews on Saturday.Give her a break even she is allowed a backing track once in a while.The audience loved the performance and she did a great job as per usual.

  13. TheBaddestBitch August 22, 2010

    And she got something that Beyoncé doesn’t have: a soulful voice.

    I can’t wait to see the great things will do in the future!

  14. TheBaddestBitch August 22, 2010

    *the great things she’ll do in the future.

  15. Mariah&Whitney August 22, 2010

    I seriously cannot believe you guys are saying she is on Beyonce’s level or even better than her.! i honestly do not want to know what goes on in that mind of yours but you are truly insane! Beyonce’s voice not soulful? not professional? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! OMG! all im saying is please learn about music, study it then come back to talk to me. Beyonce practically and vocally has the best voice in the world right now and i’m not even her fan! im just saying the truth!

  16. kiki August 22, 2010

    Yes stay mad haters, Alex slays Beyonce and most of the artists out there. Go Alexandra you are truly amazing person and have a special gift. Stay blessed.

  17. niiiiiiiiik August 22, 2010

    you slayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy UK’S top female forget alesha dixon and pixie lott
    hell NO get ready for burkeeeeeeeeeeeee
    SHE will dominate stateside theres a place for her more then there is for leona
    BEST TALENT out of the xfactor
    her career will last and shes so diverse she can do rnb soul electro pop popballads the lot
    and her dancing has come a long way since BAD BOYS alex you;ve got it girl
    get over to the STATES and hit worldwide status!!!!!!!!

  18. Sam August 22, 2010

    Very disappointed in Trent who has been on Twitter insulting Alex this morning.He really is very unprofessional and I do not understand why any black person would take to twitter as so many do just to insult other black people who are working hard and trying to do something with their lives.I know this is not the place but are we as a people so insecure we have to take our frustrations out on each other, leave that to Toya and racists.
    Alex looked great, put in a first rate performance,enough said.

  19. TheBaddestBitch August 22, 2010

    Sam, you’re very professional, thank god this site has someone like you.

    And @ Niiiiik, I thoroughly agree with you. Alex is the best talent who come out from X-Factor. She’s better than Leona (who was just lucky to have Bleeding love)

    Alex is worldclass, she’s the whole packahe, she’s got it all.

  20. Tiff August 22, 2010

    I cant even begin to explain how much I really cant stand this song

    “eh eh I’m like a geese” or what ever she said.

    I like her but this song is just awful.

  21. niiiiiiiiik August 22, 2010

    yeaaap i love me some alex all she needs to do is step it up with some new producers and make some phenominal rnb ballads and rnb singles and she’ll dominate!

  22. TheBaddestBitch August 22, 2010

    Exactly! She’s made for R&B/Soul. She just need better material and i hope she’ll record with some hot r&b producers (Jim Jonsin, B. Cox, Dupri, Toby Gad, Babyface, Darkchild) for the next album or when she’ll be more “free”.

  23. Roya August 22, 2010

    Fantastic performance!! she was a beast on stage 😛

  24. Madonna Christina Britney August 22, 2010

    I want Christina , Madonna and Britney to perform again for VMA 2010 ! Just like what they did on VMA 2003 !

  25. Dave August 22, 2010

    Work Alexandra, & I don’t remember her performing it fully live ever, I always remember the assistance of a backtrack.

  26. Brown Sugar August 22, 2010

    I just don’t know what to say
    i’m a bit disappointed
    Because The song is waaaaaaack
    i mean she is by faaaaaaar better than this, but the clip video and even this performance (which was good by the way) don’t give her any credits
    it sucks really bad

    and the worse is that i think this is her official single for the US market

  27. UMYA August 23, 2010

    I’ve said it probably a million times already but i’ll say it again this woman is the BEST thing to come out of the X-Factor. Such a pleasure to watch her PERFORM and not just stand in one spot singing falsettos [yes that is Leona shade].
    Show could’ve ended after they found her. [Alex]

    This song is Tragic though.

  28. Kyus93 August 23, 2010

    She slayyyyed it as usual! Looked beautiful, sounded great, moved amazingly, what else do you want?

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