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X Factor winner, Alexandra Burke, to celebrate Israel’s 65th birthday

By Mason White 3:45 PM March 20, 2013
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By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) An extremely loved and popular winner of The X Factor, will celebrate Israel’s 65th birthday next month, according to press reports in the United Kingdom.

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, will be performing next month at Zionist Federation event, which will include a celebration of Israel’s 65th birthday.

The star, who spent time singing at weddings and bar mitzvahs with simchah performers the Gilev Showband before her rise to fame in 2008, will perform at the event, which is Yom Ha’atzmaut.

Her first single, a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, sold a record 105,000 copies in one day.

the celebration is set to attract some 10,000 people, including Israeli pop star Ivri Lider, Britain’s Got Talent winning dance group Spellbound, the Gipsy Kings Chico and comedian Mark Maier.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view