Beyonce’s performance with eventual winner Alexandra Burke left me cringing as the two divas desperately tried to blast each other off the stage; Beyonce obviously couldn’t allow herself to be upstaged by a mere talent show contestant, while that talent show contestant was desperate to prove herself. It sounded like someone had slammed a couple of cats’ tails in a car door and driven off.
Having said that, people who like this sort of thing will find that Alexandra Burke is the sort of thing they like. But I don’t think there’s room for another diva. It’s not so, much that Alexandra can’t deliver, but that there is clearly a great shortage of writers of over the top ballads. So far they’ve found just six songs fit to be singles for previous winner Leona Lewis.