A former X Factor winner and pop superstar Alexandra Burke spectacularly and abruptly pulled out at the last possible moment from performing at southern England’s biggest gay pride event in Brighton.
The pop singer and well known diva had been due to take to the stage at 6pm in the ‘Girls on Top tent’ where thousand’s of pride goers, some of whom had paid nearly £20 to be there, were waiting to see her.
Media personnel were informed the diva cancelled at the very last minute because her ‘team’ were not satisfied with the big top ten and stated that the few thousands in the audience was not ‘significant’ enough for the singer to attend. According to popular news site in the UK Pink News one source told them the star’s people simply “did not like the look of the place”.
A statement released from the official organisers Pride Brighton and Hove said “The team at Pride Brighton & Hove are sad to announce that despite agreeing the full details of her performance in advance, Alexandra Burke and her management decided to remove her from the line-up at the last minute, disappointing thousands of her fans.” The statement went on to show appreciation for the other performers at the largest gay pride event in the south, Pride Brighton & Hove would like to thank Fatboy Slim, the Freemasons and all of the performers who waived their fees to perform at Preston Park for their support of Pride Brighton & Hove 2012 and the LGBT community at large.” It had been reported that Alexandra Burke was not one of those performers who had waived their fees.
The singer turned up last year when she was still building her massive fan base telling the media at the time “I love coming to Brighton, especially when I have time off as well”. later on Saturday night, well after her 6pm scheduled start time the stars management tweeted from her twitter account “Hey Guys, due to circumstances out of my control I’m unable to perform at Brighton Pride today, so sorry guys”.
Her PR representatives have since blamed ‘technical & production issues’ for not being able to perform, despite everything being present that had been prearranged and agreed.