She ultimately went on to win the present, beating JLS into second place.
Spilling the beans on the observe, the 32-year-old confessed the pair made the entire thing up on the spot.
Showing on Angela Scanlon’s BBC collection, The Noughties, alongside comic Chris Ramsey, Alexandra recalled the second Simon Cowell referred to as her the night time earlier than the ultimate, to let her know who she could be duetting with.
Alexandra Burke lifted the lid on her iconic duet with Beyonce (Image: Backgrid)
We’ll by no means, ever overlook this X Issue efficiency (Image: YouTube)
Talking of their assembly, simply hours later, she mentioned: ‘[Beyonce] walks in and he or she goes, “Good to fulfill you, blah blah blah”. I’m in tears, and I’m simply crying the entire time.
‘She’s like “Okay”, after which she begins crying and he or she’s like, “We actually must apply the track, I need you to sing my new single.”
‘I used to be like, “Sorry, what?” She goes, “Yeah, If I Have been A Boy”.’
There was only one difficulty – Alexandra didn’t really know the phrases to absolutely the bop.
To be truthful, as Chris joked, she was a bit busy competing on the X Issue to whip out her Spotify.
It was Alexandra’s idea for them to sing Listen instead, as she had already carried out the hit within the competitors.
The ITV winner continued: ‘I mentioned, “You may take each verse you need, simply give me a line, however can we sing a track that I do know?”
‘We actually blagged it.
‘You see us, in case you watch it again, you see us going… We maintain one another’s fingers and also you see us simply going, “Your flip, okay my flip, okay your flip.” That’s how the track went.
‘We made all of it up on the spot.’
Made up or not, the efficiency was nonetheless one of the crucial legendary moments of TV historical past.
Anybody up for a number of rewatches?