X FACTOR star Alexandra Burke will perform as part of the Great North Passion, organisers have announced.
The singer will join presenter Fern Britton in the re-telling of Jesus’s last hours in a performance which will be screened on BBC One on Good Friday and staged in Bents Park, South Shields.
Singing Amazing Grace and leading a finale of (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher, Alexandra will be accompanied by a massed choir of local singers, along with opera singer Graeme Danby and The Futureheads.
She will also perform her new song Where Do Hearts Go?
Alexandra said: “Gospel has always had a big influence on my music.
“I love that spiritual sound, so to perform such heartfelt songs in the context of re-telling the incredibly powerful story of the Passion will be an amazing experience.”
There is still a chance for people to join the choir, with anyone interested asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.