WHILST many of us tuned into this year’s final of The X Factor and contemplated never watching the show again, as a host of mistakes and joke contestants were put through to the final stages of the talent show.

Alexandra Burke takes center stage in The Bodyguard

From talent-less acts to talented we can’t forget, Alexandra Burke who won the talent show in 2007 after dazzling viewers with her amazing voice and who can forget the duet of the century with Beyoncé.

It was exactly eight years ago she won the hearts of the nation.

Now Alexandra is slipping in to sparkly shoes, once worn by Whitney Houston, as she embarks on a new chapter in her life, playing lead lady Rachel Marron in the theatre production of The Bodyguard.

It was an amazing production from all involved, Alexandra proved she is more than a match for the vocals, singing classics such as: I wanna dance with somebody, I will always love you, and how will I know.

Her bold personality is perfect for the role of American diva singer Rachel Marron.

Rachel requires a team of highly trained security after receiving scary death threats from a stalker, welcome Frank Farmer, Rachel’s tough and rather hunky no nonsense bodyguard.

Frank is played masterfully by Stuart Reid, Rachel and Frank initially don’t get off on the right foot with Rachel’s divaish way’s getting in the way, but it’s only a matter of time before she captures Frank’s heart and the pair share some seriously sizzling chemistry.

2. Alexandra Burke as Rachel Marron and company in THE BODYGUARD. Photo by Paul Coltas
Alexandra Burke as Rachel Marron and company in The Bodyguard

The gripping performance, had the audience on the edge of their seats throughout the show, from the explosive start, quite literally, to the feel good finale, and all the drama and heart ache in-between.

It was a remarkable show, leaving the audience full of mixed emotions, tears, laughs and smiles were all shared by the crowd in full awe of the show, it was hard trying to resist singing along to all the classics.

The audience’s time did come, and boy did they get involved, a standing ovation was given as the as the audience rose to their feet singing and clapping along to ‘I want to dance with somebody’ one of Whitney’s classics.

It was a truly fabulous theatrical remaking of the film, with remarkable costume and set designed by Tim Hatley.

The show runs until Saturday January 9 and tickets are available at http://www.atgtickets.com/

By Rebecca Wallace

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