Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewan Burke (born 25 August 1988 in Islington, London) is an English singer and winner of the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008. Her winner's single, Hallelujah, became the UK Christmas #1 in 2008, breaking the European sales record after selling over 105,000 digital downloads in just one day. It has since sold over 1 million copies. Burke's debut album, Overcome was released on 19 October 2009 and entered the album chart at #1. It has, so far, sold over 580,000 copies there and has been certified Platinum in the UK and 2x Platinum in Ireland.