Beyonce Knowles was determined to line up singer Alexandra Burke to support her on tour - but was left disappointed when the Brit rejected the offer to work on her own album.
The Crazy In Love hitmaker performed with Burke on the series finale of U.K. reality show The X Factor, helping her clinch the winner's title in December (08).
Knowles was so impressed with the Hallelujah singer she asked her to play the support slot on her current British shows - but the 20 year old was forced to turn down the offer to work on her debut record.
Knowles says, "Shes so talented and beautiful and her voice is so soulful. Actually, I wanted her to open my tour for me, but she hadnt finished her album, so she couldnt do it."