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Alexandra Burke's debut album delayed
Alexandra Burke's debut album won't be released until the autumn.
The X Factor winner's record label, Syco Music, are apparently planning to follow the same approach that they took with Leona Lewis in 2007.
It is hoped that by avoiding a rush release they can replicate the success of Leona's debut, Spirit, which has sold nearly five million copies worldwide.
A source told The Sun: "Syco were planning a quick release - possibly as early as March, in time for Mother's Day.
"They have reconsidered and will now go for the autumn - probably November. They want to wait to find the right songs and let her polish her skills, like they did with Leona. She can then launch it on a live X Factor show."
An autumn release for the album could see the two X Factor alumnae go head-to-head in competition for the UK album chart No.1 spot.
Leona's second studio effort is expected to follow the release of her forthcoming autobiography, scheduled for release in October.