Hallelujah is one of the most famous songs in the world. Written by Leonard Cohen and released on his album Various Positions in 1984, the song achieved little initial success. However the song found greater acclaim when John Cale made his own rendition, which later inspired a recording by Jeff Buckley. The song rose in popularity after it was featured in the movie, Shrek. It has been used in various other films and television soundtracks.

After Cohen’s death last year, the classic experienced renewed interest and appeared on multiple international singles charts, also earning a position at the American Billboard Hot 100 for the first time. Many artists have covered the song since it was released. There are 300 known version of the classic. Featured below is one of them. This performance is from the fifth season of X Factor 2008 and it is going to blow you away for sure.

Alexandra Burke sent shivers down the audiences’ spine when she belted out this timeless song during the final of the show. Even the judges were left speechless. She went on to win that season of the X Factor. She then released her own rendition of the song, which managed to reach the top of the charts in 2008, in both the UK and Ireland. Watch Alexandra’s performance in the video below! Did you like it as much as we did? Let us know via your comments!

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