Review: Pop princess Alexandra Burke was simply stunning at Ipswich Regent

IPSWICH REGENT: Hot on the well-trodden heels of Elaine Paige the previous night, I was fully prepared to feel well past my sell-by date, but what a pleasant surprise....

A great sight to see our theatre full to bursting with young and old, all out to enjoy the country’s favourite X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke, who has more than earnt her place as one of our top female vocalists.

Supported by two up and coming acts, five-piece girl band Parade, who treated us to a selection of dance tracks with some great vocals – definitely one to watch – followed by young Scottish vocalist Carrie Mack, performing a mixed set including her forthcoming single.

All leading up to the main event, there was a definite air of excitement as we all waited for Alexandra to take the stage.

Well, we certainly weren’t disappointed – from the moment she stepped out onto the stage and filled the auditorium with her amazing voice, the audience were entranced.


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Performing all her hits plus much more, including the fabulous acoustic track Perfect, this was a concert not to be missed.

The tribute medley to Destiny’s Child also deserves a special mention.

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As this was the final night of her debut tour, there were a few tears shed as Alexandra took everyone on part of her journey. If, as promised, she’s back next year, book straight away – brilliant!

JO REEDER

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