Alexandra Burke pulls Pride performance at last minute

The Argus: Alexandra Burke pulls Pride performance at last minute Alexandra Burke pulls Pride performance at last minute

X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke sensationally pulled out of Brighton Pride at the last minute yesterday leaving thousands of fans angry and upset.

In a statement on her twitter account, she said: “Brighton Pride, I am so sorry to disappoint. I'm really disappointed too. I wasn't taking a fee for the gig.

"I really wanted to perform for you all, however the promoter did not meet the production or technical requirements needed to make the show work.

“It was sadly out of my hands.”

Pride bosses said that full details of Burke’s performance had been agreed in advance and that her management decided to remove her from the line-up at the last minute.

A spokeswoman added: “Pride Brighton & Hove would like to thank Fatboy Slim, the Freemasons and all of the performers who waived their fees to perform at Preston Park for their support of Pride Brighton & Hove 2012 and the LGBT community at large.”

For the full story see tomorrow’s Argus.

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3:46pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Roundbill says...

"Alexandra Burke ... thousands of fans"



lol
"Alexandra Burke ... thousands of fans" lol Roundbill

4:32pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Old Ladys Gin says...

Well, that's what she thinks :)
Well, that's what she thinks :) Old Ladys Gin

5:00pm Sun 2 Sep 12

chrisinbrighton says...

Alexandra who ??
Alexandra who ?? chrisinbrighton

5:58pm Sun 2 Sep 12

rolivan says...

The promoters didn't meet the production or technical requirements which basically means somebody forgot the Tapes for miming.
The promoters didn't meet the production or technical requirements which basically means somebody forgot the Tapes for miming. rolivan

6:05pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Roger Francais says...

My sources (official) tell me she would`nt sing live at the gig and the backing tracks couldnt be brought in time!
My sources (official) tell me she would`nt sing live at the gig and the backing tracks couldnt be brought in time! Roger Francais

6:17pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Surely not! says...

Certainly not one of her fans myself, but she can hold a tune and has a strong voice so I guess rolivan your snide comment is made out of ignorance and well done chris inbrighton for not knowing who she is at all, that certainly is confirmation of your superiority I'm sure.
Certainly not one of her fans myself, but she can hold a tune and has a strong voice so I guess rolivan your snide comment is made out of ignorance and well done chris inbrighton for not knowing who she is at all, that certainly is confirmation of your superiority I'm sure. Surely not!

6:18pm Sun 2 Sep 12

tengri says...

She's not really their type anyway. Calm down I'm joking....
She's not really their type anyway. Calm down I'm joking.... tengri

7:15pm Sun 2 Sep 12

D.T.W. says...

Looks like a miss brighton hot model Hehe
Looks like a miss brighton hot model Hehe D.T.W.

7:35pm Sun 2 Sep 12

damianpc says...

Way to perform career suicide, and for the record, nobody was getting a fee, it was a charity event raising awareness and funds for local charities.
Way to perform career suicide, and for the record, nobody was getting a fee, it was a charity event raising awareness and funds for local charities. damianpc

7:51pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Hoarder12345444 says...

damianpc wrote:
Way to perform career suicide, and for the record, nobody was getting a fee, it was a charity event raising awareness and funds for local charities.
I suspect it was because she wasn't getting paid she pulled out.
[quote][p][bold]damianpc[/bold] wrote: Way to perform career suicide, and for the record, nobody was getting a fee, it was a charity event raising awareness and funds for local charities.[/p][/quote]I suspect it was because she wasn't getting paid she pulled out. Hoarder12345444

8:50pm Sun 2 Sep 12

chrisinbrighton says...

I expect her dole money did'nt arrive so she was unable to travel
I expect her dole money did'nt arrive so she was unable to travel chrisinbrighton

9:17pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

Should have got Pink !
Should have got Pink ! Idontbelieveit1948

1:52am Mon 3 Sep 12

rolivan says...

Surely not! wrote:
Certainly not one of her fans myself, but she can hold a tune and has a strong voice so I guess rolivan your snide comment is made out of ignorance and well done chris inbrighton for not knowing who she is at all, that certainly is confirmation of your superiority I'm sure.
I have been to more live concerts than I can remember.Rod Stewart,David Bowie ,Santana,Fleetword Mac,Kenny Gee,John Denver,Four Tops, Gladys Knight ,Temptations,Stevie Wonder are just some that come to mind.I think I know a good Performer when I hear one.If you want to hear some Xfactor talent I suggest you go on Youtube and watch some Australia 2012 there is plenty of Talent there.Apart from Leona Lewis who is worth watching from UK winners.Alexander Burke surely not!
[quote][p][bold]Surely not![/bold] wrote: Certainly not one of her fans myself, but she can hold a tune and has a strong voice so I guess rolivan your snide comment is made out of ignorance and well done chris inbrighton for not knowing who she is at all, that certainly is confirmation of your superiority I'm sure.[/p][/quote]I have been to more live concerts than I can remember.Rod Stewart,David Bowie ,Santana,Fleetword Mac,Kenny Gee,John Denver,Four Tops, Gladys Knight ,Temptations,Stevie Wonder are just some that come to mind.I think I know a good Performer when I hear one.If you want to hear some Xfactor talent I suggest you go on Youtube and watch some Australia 2012 there is plenty of Talent there.Apart from Leona Lewis who is worth watching from UK winners.Alexander Burke surely not! rolivan

4:45am Mon 3 Sep 12

GIVE UP says...

Never heard of her and is that her real name.....?
Never heard of her and is that her real name.....? GIVE UP

8:05am Mon 3 Sep 12

Old Ladys Gin says...

She certainly lives up to her surname..
She certainly lives up to her surname.. Old Ladys Gin

8:06am Mon 3 Sep 12

Old Ladys Gin says...

Instant career suicide, and before it has even started!
Instant career suicide, and before it has even started! Old Ladys Gin

10:46am Mon 3 Sep 12

happyinsussex says...

funny that as she was the 2nd act to be annouced that would be a hove cricket ground on monday. She was never mentioned or apologised. I had a very upset niece. JLS cheered her up a bit.
You could have toned down your stage show to work with what was available if you wanted to I am sure. Fatboy was great
funny that as she was the 2nd act to be annouced that would be a hove cricket ground on monday. She was never mentioned or apologised. I had a very upset niece. JLS cheered her up a bit. You could have toned down your stage show to work with what was available if you wanted to I am sure. Fatboy was great happyinsussex

10:48am Mon 3 Sep 12

clubrob6 says...

Roger Francais wrote:
My sources (official) tell me she would`nt sing live at the gig and the backing tracks couldnt be brought in time!
This is exactly what would have happened,i also think she thinks she is better than she actually is.She will be a has been and forgotten in a couple of years.
[quote][p][bold]Roger Francais[/bold] wrote: My sources (official) tell me she would`nt sing live at the gig and the backing tracks couldnt be brought in time![/p][/quote]This is exactly what would have happened,i also think she thinks she is better than she actually is.She will be a has been and forgotten in a couple of years. clubrob6

10:56am Mon 3 Sep 12

clubrob6 says...

Old Ladys Gin wrote:
Instant career suicide, and before it has even started!
I agree when a performer thinks they are special when they are not they lose public support.I certainly was not excited she was going to perform in fact although ive heard her name i dont know who she is except x factor has been,which is what she will be soon a HAS BEEN and FORGOTTEN ABOUT.
[quote][p][bold]Old Ladys Gin[/bold] wrote: Instant career suicide, and before it has even started![/p][/quote]I agree when a performer thinks they are special when they are not they lose public support.I certainly was not excited she was going to perform in fact although ive heard her name i dont know who she is except x factor has been,which is what she will be soon a HAS BEEN and FORGOTTEN ABOUT. clubrob6

11:33am Mon 3 Sep 12

BlackRocker says...

Rumour in the village has it that whoever she is was standing in for David 'Burger' Van Day, who had a more pressing engagement.
Rumour in the village has it that whoever she is was standing in for David 'Burger' Van Day, who had a more pressing engagement. BlackRocker

11:36am Mon 3 Sep 12

cancelaccount says...

a second rate performer who'll be doing Butlins or cruise liners soon, if not already
a second rate performer who'll be doing Butlins or cruise liners soon, if not already cancelaccount

12:48pm Mon 3 Sep 12

ArundelTerrazzo says...

Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! ArundelTerrazzo

12:48pm Mon 3 Sep 12

ArundelTerrazzo says...

Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! ArundelTerrazzo

12:48pm Mon 3 Sep 12

ArundelTerrazzo says...

Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! ArundelTerrazzo

12:48pm Mon 3 Sep 12

ArundelTerrazzo says...

Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! ArundelTerrazzo

8:20pm Tue 4 Sep 12

simonbn3 says...

She's behaving like a Diva! Sorry, dear, only Miss Ross can get away with that!
Bye Alexandra ...... next!
She's behaving like a Diva! Sorry, dear, only Miss Ross can get away with that! Bye Alexandra ...... next! simonbn3

9:00am Wed 5 Sep 12

BEVIE33 says...

Burke by name...Burke by nature!! god bless Fatboy Slim!!
Burke by name...Burke by nature!! god bless Fatboy Slim!! BEVIE33

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