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 evening earlier than the ultimate, to let her know who she can be duetting with.
Alexandra Burke lifted the lid on her iconic duet with Beyonce (Image: Backgrid)
We are going to by no means, ever overlook this X Issue efficiency (Image: YouTube)
Talking of their assembly, simply hours later, she stated: ‘[Beyonce] walks in and she or he goes, “Good to satisfy 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 she or he’s like, “We actually have to follow the tune, I would like 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 problem – Alexandra didn’t truly know the phrases to absolutely the bop.
To be honest, as Chris joked, she was slightly 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 stated, “You possibly can take each verse you need, simply give me a line, however can we sing a tune that I do know?”
‘We actually blagged it.
‘You see us, if you happen to watch it again, you see us going… We maintain one another’s palms and also you see us simply going, “Your flip, okay my flip, okay your flip.” That’s how the tune went.
‘We made all of it up on the spot.’
Made up or not, the efficiency was nonetheless probably the most legendary moments of TV historical past.
Anybody up for a number of rewatches?