Alexandra Burke backs Andrea Faustini for X Factor win

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 November 2014
Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke is backing 20-year-old singing hopeful Andrea Faustini to win 'The X Factor' this year, admitting she's also a fan of Fleur East, who she would like to duet with

Alexandra Burke is backing Andrea Faustini to win 'The X Factor'.

The 26-year-old star - who won the singing competition in 2008 - is hoping the 20-year-old hopeful from Italy will follow in her successful footsteps.

Speaking at the Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball at London's Landmark Hotel on Tuesday (18.11.14), she told BANG Showbiz: "Andrea is my favourite. I think the first time I heard him sing in boot camp I was blown away. He's been so consistent and he's such a great talent."

The 'Bad Boys' hitmaker admitted she's also a fan of 26-year-old Fleur East - whom she's been friends with for years.

She continued: "Oh and I love Fleur as well, I've known Fleur for years, but Andrea has the crown this year."

However, despite admitting she doesn't think Fleur will win, she's confessed she'd love to perform with her when the contestants each have to sing a duet later in the competition.

She said: "To sing with, it might have to be Fleur because I've never - apart from Beyonce - I've never ever done a duet with a woman, it's always been men, so it'd be nice to have some girl power, plus she can dance. We could probably dance together and have a fierce performance."

Meanwhile, Alexandra admitted she can sympathise with the contestants' struggle to get through the process, confessing it was one of the most difficult things she's ever done.

She added: "You can't knock anyone on that show. It's so hard to even get up on that stage let alone perform in front of millions of people ... From the beginning to the end, it's the most difficult show to do. "

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