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X Factor winner pulls out of Israel 65 concert

    Alexandra Burke was due to perform at the ZF gala concert (Photo: Garry Knight)
    Alexandra Burke was due to perform at the ZF gala concert (Photo: Garry Knight)

    X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has pulled out of this week's Zionist Federation concert to celebrate Israel’s 65th birthday.

    The singer, who performed at Jewish weddings with the Gilev Showband before her rise to fame in 2008, was due to perform at the Yom Ha’atzmaut event at Wembley Arena on Tuesday evening.

    But the ZF emailed supporters on Monday morning to say she would not appear.

    The organisation said: "We would like to inform you that unfortunately Alexandra Burke will no longer be able to join us on the night."

    No reason has been given for Ms Burke's withdrawal. She will be replaced at the concert by former X Factor contestant Stacey Solomon.

    Other acts on the bill include Israeli pop star Ivri Lider, Britain's Got Talent winning dance troup Spellbound, Chico from the Gipsy Kings and comedian Mark Maier.

    Tickets for the gala concert range from £25 to £125.

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