Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

'I Wanna Dance' Says Alexandra; the BodyGUARD THEATRE Royal, Newcastle

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

'I Wanna Dance' Says Alexandra; the BodyGUARD THEATRE Royal, Newcastle

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Byline: Gordon ordon Barr

AKING AKING TTon a role and songs made famous songs made famous by Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston is no mean feat and is no mean feat and is something that is not something that is not lost on Alexandra Burke. lost on Alexandra Burke.

Before each performance as Before each performance as Rachel Marron in e Bodyguard, Rachel Marron in e Bodyguard, the 2008 X Factor winner does the 2008 X Factor winner does one thing - and that is pray! one thing - and that is pray!

"You should see me before the "You should see me before the show. I'm an absolute wreck. I show. I'm an absolute wreck. I have a ritual, I pray before I ever have a ritual, I pray before I ever go on stage, that is something I go on stage, that is something I have been doing for years and it have been doing for years and it calms me down," she explains. calms me down," she explains.

"For me, performing these "For me, performing these songs night after night and doing songs night after night and doing them justice is what makes me rethem justice is what makes me really nervous. ally nervous.

"I'm hoping when people leave "I'm hoping when people leave after the show the reaction I pray after the show the reaction I pray for is for them to walk out and say for is for them to walk out and say I did the songs justice and they I did the songs justice and they enjoyed themselves. I want them enjoyed themselves. I want them to walk out happy, as the show to walk out happy, as the show ends on such a high if you don't ends on such a high if you don't walk out happy I haven't done walk out happy I haven't done something right." something right."

e role of Rachel Marron, e role of Rachel Marron, made famous by Whitney Houmade famous by Whitney Houston in the blockbusting 1990s ston in the blockbusting 1990s 'lm e Bodyguard, is something 'lm e Bodyguard, is something Alexandra is familiar with. …

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