Looks like the press are starting to pick up on her radio snub!
From the Mirror
Radio silence: Alexandra Burke's new single snubbed by national broadcasters' playlists
By Clemmie Moodie 2 Jun 2012 00:00
Execs at the major national broadcasters are refusing to put new single Let It Go on their A, B or C playlists.
Cue X Factor voice-over man: “She’s sold over four million records worldwide, had four UK number one singles and earned three Brit award nominations...”
But, still, Alexandra Burke is being shunned by Radio 1 and Global Radio group which includes Capital FM, Heart FM and LBC radio – and she’s not a happy camper.
While the 2008 X Factor winner remains a firm favourite with TV music networks and regional radio, execs at the major national broadcasters are refusing to put new single Let It Go on their A, B or C playlists.
Which, basically, is the equivalent of being in musical Siberia.
Says Alex: “Obviously it’s disappointing. But what can I do? The main thing for me is I’m proud of my music and the fans all love what I’m doing.
"They have all been great. I’m no longer with Simon Cowell’s label – perhaps this says it all.”
The star, 23, whose debut single Hallelujah sold more copies in a day than any other European chart entry in history, is currently signed to RCA Records after being released by Cowell’s Syco label.
Despite this, last year Alexandra was the first former contestant to be asked back by Cowell, 52, to be a guest judge on the hit talent show.
A source said last night: “It is incredibly frustrating for Alex.
“Her last single, Elephant, was a massive hit with fans and despite no radio airplay reached number three in the charts.
"Off the back of this, Radio 1 and Global should automatically have A-play-listed her.
“Instead they haven’t and Alexandra has had to rely on TV play and the support and loyalty of her dedicated fans.”
The source told me: “The feeling amongst her camp is that the BBC should be backing young, British talent, rather than making an example of her now she’s no longer with Simon Cowell.”
2012 has been a mixed year for Ms Burke.
While her new album, Heartbreak On Hold, has been critically acclaimed, she was recently left devastated by her split from Spurs striker Jermain Defoe amid claims the footballer cheated on her.
Still, at least it spawned an album title.
"Let It Go" is currently down to #53 on iTunes.
"This time I'm gonna get it right. I'm gonna paint my face like the Guggenheim!"