X Factor: Alexandra Burke Steps In For Sick Kelly Rowland

Published: Saturday 29th Oct 2011 by Sam

Kelly Rowland will not be appearing on the X Factor UK this weekend.

The ‘Motivation’ singer was struck down with a serious throat infection during a planned business trip to Los Angeles. While on her flight from London to LA, the Grammy winner is believed to have contracted a rare virus – which, by the time time of landing, left her almost unable to swallow.

Rushed to hospital, the 30 year old has been there since under the advice of doctors.

And while she rests up ahead an expected return next week, it has been confirmed that Pop force Alexandra Burke will step in to represent Kelly on tonight and tomorrow night’s live shows.

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Given the media propaganda surrounding the supposed “Kelly+Misha B /Tulisa beef”, it’s fair to say the timing of Rowland’s illness is probably the worst it could be.

However, with former X Factor winner Burke taking up her cause, fans of Kelly’s Girls category can breathe a sigh of relief. For, with Tulisa and co’s claws out and ready to rip, it would have been a distaster.com had her acts have to fend for themselves against the likes of Tulisa and her calculated antics.

We’ll certainly be watching. Will you?

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  1. matt October 29, 2011

    Yes *sick* ok then we all believe this….

  2. Teflon Boy October 29, 2011

    That’s a great look for Alexandra and will probably earn her the job permanently…, out of all of Simon’s girls she is the one who has played the game the best so he should reward her with a place on the judging panel.

  3. Scott October 29, 2011

    I want to see Alex bring class and depth to the role she will be great.

  4. Timmy October 29, 2011

    I really wana believe kelly is jus “sick” but yea this couldn’t have happened at a worse time LOL but if it is true I wish kelly a very fast recovery .. let’s not kid ourselves kelly is running that table

  5. MaZ October 29, 2011

    Wow ok! Didn’t expect this. Exciting to see Alexandra on the judge panel and really sad for Kelly. Wish her all the best and a very fast recovery. She brought the hotness to the show and do think she’s a class act.

  6. Jamie October 29, 2011

    Who cares if y’all believe it or not? She’s still paid and doesn’t owe anyone any explanation. See ya next week Kelly, and get well soon. Definitely won’t be watching the show today.

  7. BEYYYYYYONCE October 29, 2011

    I really hope my girl doesn’t disappoint, however she has many haters that will be going in on her 🙁

  8. Scott October 29, 2011

    Let the haters hate what are they doing with there lives. It is sad when people are so lacking in any pride. Alex conducts herself well and is a lady, we should all aim to make something of ourselves.

  9. tyra October 29, 2011

    kelly aint sick she is a drama queen she need to get it together

  10. mhud October 29, 2011

    i wish you quick recovery queen kelly rowland

  11. Gaz October 29, 2011

    yay!! f****** brilliant…can’t wait

  12. X,Y,”and Z” October 29, 2011

    @Sam —

    Kelly Rowland is on the way out! And if/when Mr. Cowell has to retake the reins of that U.K. show, you can THEN expect to see an entire RE-casting – TRUST..!!!! And that “recent bit of drama”, involving Ms. Rowland? ..Well, it was simply….”Simon says”.
    But, no matter however way you cut it, no matter whatever your feelings on the matter (Sam, yours is now a matter of record) “X-Factor U.K.” is in serious trouble!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2053549/X-Factor-2011-ratings-Did-Simon-Cowell-order-judges-war-spice-show.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    Sam, these recent numbers/trends are indeed foreboding:

    “Meanwhile, ITV1 bosses have failed to arrest the year-on-year decline of the show’s performance . Although the blockbuster hit remains one of ITV’s biggest shows, the show is down on last year’s audience totals and audience share.
    Saturday night’s show averaged 9.75 million viewers and a 38% share according to overnight ratings, compared to 12 million viewers and an average of 47% share at the same stage a year ago.”
    “X Factor even lost first place to Strictly Come Dancing- the BBC’s version of Dancing With The Stars which it has beaten in recent years – when they briefly went head to head on Saturday night. Sunday night’s results show attracted 13.5 million viewers, down from 15 million viewers at the same stage a year ago.”
    hollywoodreporter(dotcom)/news/x-factor-ratings-simon-cowell-primal-scream-252466

    Sam, I’m never one for gaudy, crude self-promotion, nor over-the-top bravado, but….”TOLDJA SO!!!!” And it’s in this…”declining”, “poisonous” environment ‘Here I am’ is to have its U.K. brick-and-mortar release?! “..WONNN-DERR-FUL…!!” The sooner 30-something-year-old Kelly Rowland’s “hapless” attempts at a “career revival” is put out of its misery, the better!!

    X,Y,”and Z”

  13. Linsim October 29, 2011

    In the meantime can you please guys in Uk preoder kelly rowland down for whatever Ep on itunes now. Let’s push it to #1 teamkelly and leave the haters stuck in haterland. H mean they never take vacation remember?

  14. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-BAHAMAS♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ October 29, 2011

    That sucks. Hope she gets better soon but I think Alex will do a good job.

  15. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN October 29, 2011

    @scott. Cher lloyd will be singing on the results show tomorrow. I just thought I’d tell you. I know how much you love her;) Her new single issssss goood though…. its cat

  16. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN October 29, 2011

    *catchy

    X factors rating keep going down… already 2 milliion down on last year. I think they really do need cheryl cole back and simon.. the new judges dont cut it

  17. MUTHAFUCKAH WE ROWLAND October 29, 2011

    WELL….

    IF THE QUEEN AIN’T ON THUR AIN’T NO POINT IN WATCHING THIS MESS…

    WHO THIS F*** IS ALEXANDRA?!???!?!?? I’LL BREAK A DAMN HEEL OFF IN HER ASS!!!!

    GET BETTER QUEEN KELLY!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

  18. Gaz October 29, 2011

    Feedack on twitter seems to be pretty good for Alex, hope she delivers…meanwhile, her haters will be out in force especially those racist cows 3AM girls…

    Alex better werk!

  19. CALL ME HATERRRRRRRRRR October 29, 2011

    KELLY IS GOING TO GO “””UNNOTICED””””AT THE SHOW…SHE ISNT THE SHOW AND TGJ WAISTED TIME POSTING THIS,,,SERIOUSLY THERE IS NO FANS OF KELLY ON THIS SITE

  20. X,Y,”and Z” October 29, 2011

    @LINSIM re: 11:14 am

    “In the meantime can you please guys in Uk preoder kelly rowland down for whatever Ep on itunes now. Let’s push it to #1”

    “Push her”..?! “Here I am” has been available to “U.K. Rowdogs” now, via “Amazon U.K.”, for MONTHS now! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Here-I-Am-Kelly-Rowland/dp/B0055CJ8T2

    What about “pushing” (where it matters..) ‘Here I am’ (not) on the “Itunes charts”?? Well, you’d better “push” a little harder: not one single ‘Here I am’ “sighting” – http://musicchartfeeds(dotcom)/itunes-album-chart/

    So, with X-Factor U.K. now trending lower (in ratings), the question just BEGS to be asked: “if she can’t move U.S. CDs. If she’s UNABLE to sell U.S. concert tickets. If she can’t “MOTIVATE”, AND KEEP the interest of U.K. TV viewers, how is she THEN expected to draw AND HOLD the interest of U.S. TV viewers? Y’all do remember the ‘talk’ bout her hosting her very-own TV show, right?

    Look, we’re ALL now just coming to the sobering realization, what Matthew Knowles long-ago observed, when “calculating” the final members of DC. He was NOT about to have HIS “Golden Child” upstaged by her stage/group mates. Ergo: “two life-sized human cutouts” for Beyonce to dance and sing around..!!

    30-year-old-something Kelly Rowland’s “better” year(s) have long-now(nearly a decade) passed: 2002, to be exact, when “Simply Deep” was released into the “warm embrace” of then-recent DC breakup (temporary?). Even then, with only some 77K – First Week’s sales, and subsequent 600K Final U.S. Retail, it proved disappointing when considering the vast resources lavished upon it.

    I’VE LONG-AGO SAID: “SQUEEZE THE TRIGGER ALREADY!!” It’s time to put “Brand Kelly” out of its misery. I say it’s time for her to get her “Orlando Bloom look-alike” and permanently move to Europe! After all, she DID say “Orlando Bloom, and men who look like him, are T-H-E most beautiful”!

    I KNOW my words won’t “register” with you “black gay men”. You’re homosexuals. You won’t care. You don’t like women, so it’s something, no-matter how I try to explain, you’ll ever “get”. But even you, and your “tortured, contorted, confused gender-projections” (upon her) won’t “save” 30-year-old-something Kelly Rowland from the “crushing, incising jaws of the inevitable”!

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  21. X,Y,”and Z” October 29, 2011

    @LINSIM re: 11:14 am

    “In the meantime can you please guys in Uk preoder kelly rowland down for whatever Ep on itunes now. Let’s push it to #1″

    “Push her”..?! “Here I am” has been available to “U.K. Rowdogs” now, via “Amazon U.K.”, for MONTHS now! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Here-I-Am-Kelly-Rowland/dp/B0055CJ8T2

    What about “pushing” (where it matters..) ‘Here I am’ (not) on the “Itunes charts”?? Well, you’d better “push” a little harder: not one single ‘Here I am’ “sighting” – musicchartfeeds(dotcom)/itunes-album-chart/

    So, with X-Factor U.K. now trending lower (in ratings), the question just BEGS to be asked: “if she can’t move U.S. CDs. If she’s UNABLE to sell U.S. concert tickets. If she can’t “MOTIVATE”, AND KEEP the interest of U.K. TV viewers, how is she THEN expected to draw AND HOLD the interest of U.S. TV viewers? Y’all do remember the ‘talk’ bout her hosting her very-own TV show, right?

    Look, we’re ALL now just coming to the sobering realization, what Matthew Knowles long-ago observed, when “calculating” the final members of DC. He was NOT about to have HIS “Golden Child” upstaged by her stage/group mates. Ergo: “two life-sized human cutouts” for Beyonce to dance and sing around..!!

    30-year-old-something Kelly Rowland’s “better” year(s) have long-now(nearly a decade) passed: 2002, to be exact, when “Simply Deep” was released into the “warm embrace” of then-recent DC breakup (temporary?). Even then, with only some 77K – First Week’s sales, and subsequent 600K Final U.S. Retail, it proved disappointing when considering the vast resources lavished upon it.

    I’VE LONG-AGO SAID: “SQUEEZE THE TRIGGER ALREADY!!” It’s time to put “Brand Kelly” out of its misery. I say it’s time for her to get her “Orlando Bloom look-alike” and permanently move to Europe! After all, she DID say “Orlando Bloom, and men who look like him, are T-H-E most beautiful”!

    I KNOW my words won’t “register” with you “black gay men”. You’re homosexuals. You won’t care. You don’t like women, so it’s something, no-matter how I try to explain, you’ll ever “get”. But even you, and your “tortured, contorted, confused gender-projections” (upon her) won’t “save” 30-year-old-something Kelly Rowland from the “crushing, incising jaws of the inevitable”!

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  22. Jamie October 29, 2011

    I just read a bunch of nonsense; then I realized I was reading a post by X,Y,and Z. Lord please forgive me for the sin I just committed.

  23. Hmmm Right October 29, 2011

    @ Jamie I am watching it cause i wanna see if that FOOL Tulisa will try her CRAP again this week with any of Kelly’s girls.

  24. skintightjeans October 29, 2011

    Kelly is too good for the UK XFactor. She’s above it! Fukk the UK X Factor and keep ya’ll bum b****** as judges like that white girl that is a nobody in a nobody band that are wanna be black eyed peas…..

  25. X,Y,”and Z” October 29, 2011

    @JAMIE re:October 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm —

    “I just read a bunch of nonsense; then I realized I was reading a post by X,Y,and Z. Lord please forgive me for the sin I just committed.” <–o~O

    So Jamie, what's worse:

    1.) Reading "nonsense".
    2.) Reading "nonsense" said/written by someone you obviously disagree with?
    3.) Or, are the two mutually exclusive, and only come into "contention" depending on the "volume of your gayness"??

    Jamie, tell us, have YOU your copy of "Here I am"?? Be honest! I mean, after only that pathetic 77K – First Week, AND now, STILL less-than 200k after now some 10-weeks is..well.."pathetic", "tragic", "aggravating", if not "whole-sale" contemptuous.

    Jamie, long-story short – there STILL "two constants" that remain fixed in the Universe:

    1.)You gays are STILL going to hell.
    2.) And 30-Something-Year-Old Kelly Rowland's career/brand now "flickers in rapid-decline"..!!

    X,Y,"and Z" — OUT..!!

  26. Manolowearingbitch October 29, 2011

    TO X,Y, AND Z:

    PLEASE ACCEPT MY INVITATION TO COME SUCK MY BIG GAY ASS D***, BALLS, AND MY WIDE ASSHOLE

    P.S. you will NEVER IN LIFE be near as RICH AND REKNOWN as Kelly Rowland.

    So keep writing your 500 word hate essays on her everyday- lol. Pathetic mothafkka! 🙂

  27. TRUTH October 29, 2011

    <<< …seconds "manonowearingbitch" going in on xyandz. Funny s***.

  28. DC_Diva October 29, 2011

    Get better Kelly boo. You prob got strep throat…that shyt cray.

  29. willinalli October 29, 2011

    I was happy that she was chosen. She did well, but of course everyone was missing the EMPRESS and kept on taking it out on poor Alex. 🙂

  30. willinalli October 29, 2011

    SPEEDY RECOVERY Kells (n by that I mean we better see yo bhind on the show next week… 🙂 …just playing)

    GET WELL SOON EMPRESS!!! WE MISS YOU n HATE SEEING YOU LIKE THIS!!!

  31. Aubrey Beyince Harper October 29, 2011

    XYZ please going on because all your all that talk is pointless

    and yes what i’m saying to you is probably pointless too because i read your b*******

    1. kelly doesn’t read this and is never going to read this so i don’t know who you are trying to anger and don’t say you angered me because I’m not you have a opinion

    2. how is her career declining with she has a endorsement deal she was up for awards and she did a tv show i don’t get what your definition of decline means because those are good things

    3. you really go out of your way to talk negatively to somebody you must have alot of time on your hands and try to talk to cocky to people over the internet like we are some second rate trash that doesn’t know anything well let me just clarify w/ you i’m a kelly fan so you don’t have to remind what her album sales are i know you have to have to tell me where her album is or is not on the charts i know that about her and every other artist i’m rooting for so with that say get life its just ashame you dislike somebody so bad i get you don’t like her music but if her albums sales are doing bad I still support her because she puts out great her , bey, keri, chris, rihanna, britney, trey, michelle, lady gaga, etc ok all of them put out great music and I will buy there album because I loved what I heard

  32. charllybabes October 30, 2011

    @CALL ME HATERRRRRRRRRR you need your medications cos u r sick.kelly has so many fans here

  33. Steph October 30, 2011

    Get well soon Kelly!!

  34. X,Y,”and Z” October 30, 2011

    (Meh.. Those f***: travel in packs, are the MOST opinionated, just-only-so to be enamored by/with the sounds of their own voices. It’s that “estrogen imbalance”. Gotta be..)

    @MANOLOWEARINGBITCH re:October 29, 2011 at 7:18 pm —

    “PLEASE ACCEPT MY INVITATION TO COME SUCK MY BIG GAY ASS D***, BALLS, AND MY WIDE ASSHOLE” <—O~o

    SORRY, I DON'T TAKE THAT "DUSTY TRAIL"!! You see, my "walk" in this life, and what comes "in the eternity", is MUCH too precious to me. BUT, they're OTHER bloggers: "Antertain", "Thedimplepuppet", "Jamie" and "Dane" who, I'm sure, will gladly entertain, and/or take your "invitation" under advisement!

    "you will NEVER IN LIFE be near as RICH AND REKNOWN as Kelly Rowland"

    Do YOU know " 30-Something-Year-Old Kelly Rowland's" current tax bracket, or her "net worth"? If you do, care to post verifiable, reliable, trustworthy link(s)? ALSO, I've NEVER been late, nor "upside-down" (knock wood) on any of MY mortgages. Your fave can't say the same, now can she? NOPE!

    "So keep writing your 500 word hate essays on her everyday- lol. Pathetic mothafkka!"

    ME..?! Well, I NEVER critique another blogger's writing. Especially when I know, I MYSELF, am prone to mistakes(as I rarely proofread, 'am forever multitasking; and type at over 65wpm). That said, "REKNOWN = RENOWN"

    X,Y,"and Z" — OUT..!!

  35. hideous November 2, 2011

    x,y,zip ur lips cz u do sound like ur gay…nd if ur not a man, then ur stil a homo. grab a propane tank while smokin’…NEXT. those meagre 200k sales can pay ur life assurance, that is if u even have one

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