Alexandra on Brits Bad Boy Cowell
Alexandra Burke says she will always heap praise on Simon Cowell - even if that does her no favours at the Brits.
The former X Factor winner is only nominated for one category at this year's awards - Best Single for Bad Boys - and suggestions that the Brits snub Simon were made when his other big act Susan Boyle was not nominated for an award.
But Alex told The Mirror: "I'll always defend Simon, even if that means I'm not nominated for a few Brits."
She went on: "I've loved the Brits since I was a young girl and it's been my dream to sing at them. It would be amazing. If Simon thinks they're against him, well I don't know.
"But I am associated with him, he is my boss and, I'm sorry, but I'll always stick up for him. He is absolutely fantastic. I hope next year I do get to perform at the Brits."