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Old 25-03-2013, 14:46
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Alexandra Burke Announces Royal Albert Hall Residency / Will Tribute ‘Lady Sings The Blues’

This is an amazing gig for Alexandra, and I hope that these are some of the sounds that she will be experimenting with on her US debut Album.

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Old 25-03-2013, 14:59
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Interesting news. Let's hope she gets the career boost she needs after the flop that was Heartbreak On Hold.
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Old 25-03-2013, 15:01
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A little more information has been included in the Digital Spy Article -

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/ne...ampaign=twdsuk
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Old 25-03-2013, 15:07
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Does this mean she is now living in the Royal Albert Hall? Poor thing.
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Old 25-03-2013, 17:08
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She's going to 'tribute' Billie Holiday? Something tells me that ain't gonna be pretty.
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Old 25-03-2013, 17:16
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Hmm interesting career move. She is going back to the music where is at her best, but to take on Billie Holiday, who today still has one of the most unique voices to have ever been heard.

Good luck to her
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Old 25-03-2013, 18:22
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I'm happy she has landed such a great venue. She certainly has the vocals to pull off those songs, so it will be a great opportunity for her before her 3rd album comes out later this year.
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Old 25-03-2013, 20:47
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I'm happy she has landed such a great venue. She certainly has the vocals to pull off those songs, so it will be a great opportunity for her before her 3rd album comes out later this year.
It's not big vocals that she needs to pull off a Billie Holiday song. Billie Holiday didn't have a big vocal range. She did have a very distinctive voice and styling.
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Old 25-03-2013, 21:21
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I'm happy that she's getting to showcase her voice again in a way that totally takes her out of the horribly corrupt uk pop scene for a little while. Hopefully she can still finish her 3rd album though while she's doing this!
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Old 25-03-2013, 22:39
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It's not big vocals that she needs to pull off a Billie Holiday song. Billie Holiday didn't have a big vocal range. She did have a very distinctive voice and styling.
True. But it will be interesting to see how she sings them. Alex is a powerhouse, but she´s great when she holds back at times, as Before The Rain showed. Anywho, a residency is a residency. I tried to get on the site but nothing came up...how much are tickets?
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Old 27-03-2013, 11:39
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gig went on sale 9 this morning, 3 shows sold out already
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Old 27-03-2013, 18:19
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gig went on sale 9 this morning, 3 shows sold out already
The whole thing´s gone now. Shame. I´ll have to rely on YT
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Old 28-03-2013, 12:38
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People do realise that she isn't actually playing "The Albert Hall" don't they? The article says that she is playing The Elgar Room in the Albert Hall which holds about 300 people I would guess. I've seem a couple of bands play there (like the late great Pete and the Pirates) and its a really great little room for seeing bands in an "intimate" setting.
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Old 28-03-2013, 12:49
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I'm happy that she's getting to showcase her voice again in a way that totally takes her out of the horribly corrupt uk pop scene for a little while. Hopefully she can still finish her 3rd album though while she's doing this!
She's just as much a part of the horribly corrupt pop scene as any other.
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Old 28-03-2013, 14:35
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People do realise that she isn't actually playing "The Albert Hall" don't they? The article says that she is playing The Elgar Room in the Albert Hall which holds about 300 people I would guess. I've seem a couple of bands play there (like the late great Pete and the Pirates) and its a really great little room for seeing bands in an "intimate" setting.
She seems to like small gigs. She did that for her first tour which was odd, because it ought to have been bigger. She is great in a small setting though. You really get to hear her voice and get chills
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Old 28-03-2013, 14:36
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She's just as much a part of the horribly corrupt pop scene as any other.
Of course. Everyone is part of the same machine. It's called making money. BIG money
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Old 28-03-2013, 17:11
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Good for her for selling out the dates

Just goes to show despite a flop album, there is still an interest in her. I can't wait for her to come back with album 3. Overcome was a great debut.
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Old 28-03-2013, 17:14
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She's got a good voice and needs that to be the important thing, not songs with rappers and second-rate dance routines so I hope this works for her.

I love Billie Holiday but that doesn't make me think she can't do her justice. I even think Nina Simone does a better job of Strange Fruit which some might regard as blasphemy.
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Old 28-03-2013, 18:21
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She's got a good voice and needs that to be the important thing, not songs with rappers and second-rate dance routines so I hope this works for her.

I love Billie Holiday but that doesn't make me think she can't do her justice. I even think Nina Simone does a better job of Strange Fruit which some might regard as blasphemy.
That is the song I neeeed her to sing! I might just die of excitement!
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