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Alexandra Burke - 'Hallelujah'
Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' is one of the most celebrated pieces of songwriting of all time.
Covered by some of the most respected artists of the past two decades, everyone has their favourite version - whether it's the rumbling baritone of the original, the polished but tender version sung by Rufus Wainwright or Jeff Buckley's vulnerable and desolate interpretation.
Presumably chosen as the X Factor winner's song when Diana Vickers was still favourite to win, 'Hallelujah' is a strange choice for Alexandra Burke to belt out in the quest for the Christmas No.1 spot.
It's a song that arguably needs to be delivered solemnly to properly communicate the emotional depth of the lyrics but, by showing off her formidable vocal range, Alexandra's version undermines the frailty of the track's sentiment.
While her vocal performance demonstrates why she was in a different league to the other finalists, and the climactic choir-assisted finale is rousing, it all feels slightly blasphemous.
Then again, perhaps we should just be thankful it's not being sung by Eoghan Quigg.