Alexandra Burke is making major moves.
Much of the last year has seen the vocal powerhouse cooking up her third studio album in New York with the likes of Rico Love. Yet, pre-serving up the hotly anticipated LP, the 25-year-old has announced that she’ll be showcasing her talent on blockbuster West End musical – ‘The Bodyguard’.
The hit show, which is based on the Whitney Houston movie of the same name (as well as the icons many hits), will welcome Burke for a Summer stint starting on June 2nd.
She has been tapped to replace Beverley Knight in the lead role of Rachel Marron on the critically and commercially successful production.
The show’s producer said of Burke:
“We saw her, and our creative team met her, and she was fabulous and knocked the songs out of the park.”
And we don’t doubt him. Performing on That Grape Juice’s The Splash, Alex proved that she is more than capable of tackling Houston’s hits. Case, point, her spine-tingling rendition of ‘Saving All My Love For You’:
According to Broadway World, Burke will star in The Bodyguard through the end of the musical’s run on August 30th.
We imagine, thereafter, it’ll be album mode. In the here and now, though, we’re loving the versatility Alex is showcasing.