Alexandra Burke thanks fans after emotional Strictly night

Alexandra Burke had the nation in tears on Saturday night. The singer and stage actress got a huge score of 39 for her jive with Gorka Marquez on Strictly Come Dancing.

The 29-year-old bowled the judges and viewers over with her incredible high-energy performance, receiving three 10s and one nine. As the scores were read out, Alexandra broke down in tears.

She said: “I wish my mum was here”. Alexandra’s mother sadly passed away in August this year. Now the star has thanked her fans for their support after the happy yet emotional evening.

Alexandra tweeted: “Still can’t believe last night happened… thank you all for your kind and loving messages… I’m so grateful for your support x x x.”

Her followers told her: “Your dancing was amazing. Your mum would have been so proud”.

Another said: “You were unstoppable. You are a force to be reckoned with. I was in tears as well when you got your first 10. Bless you. Wow wow wow”.

One fan wrote: “We were in the audience, you were just electric! The atmosphere was incredible and you are beautiful”.

There was also a comment from Strictly’s professional dancer Oti Mabuse, who told Alexandra: “I know this is new but @alexandramusic I’m so proud of you tonight!!! You had me in tears just before my dance. One word FIERCE”.

Alexandra replied: “I love you so much honey… Seriously – you are the inspiration xxx.”

Gorka also tweeted: “I can’t even describe that feeling! @alexandramusic I couldn’t be more proud [sic] of you tonight!! You are a Superstar”.

To watch the performance everyone is talking about, click play above.

TNT Entertainment

Photo Credit: BBC Strictly Come Dancing

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