Beyonce has kept her promise to help The X Factor winner Alexandra Burke in her solo career - surprising the young singer during a recording session in Los Angeles.
The Crazy In Love hitmaker performed with Burke during the last season of the U.K. reality show, helping her clinch the winner's title in the December (08) finale.
Beyonce was full of praise for the Hallelujah singer and vowed to help her in the music business, even asking Burke to support her on the U.K. leg of her I Am...Sasha Fierce tour earlier this year (09).
The 21 year old was forced to decline the offer as she was recording her debut album - but Beyonce was not put off by the rejection.
Burke says, "I've definitely stayed in touch with her. She's absolutely a wonderful woman, just a normal person. When she came in to the studio to visit me and listen to my songs, that for me was just out of this world.
"I was singing a couple of ad-libs, my eyes were closed, I opened my eyes and there she was standing there. I was just like, 'How do people do that? It's not right'. She is very supportive and I'm just very thankful to know that I actually sang with her."