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Fame Adacemy Meets X Factor: Alex Parks And Joe McElderry Are Learning To Write Songs

by | 12th, November 2014

THE Daily Star’s Mike Ward is serching for Parks. She is:

The talent show winner who’s vanished without trace: a warning to every X Factor wannabe

Ward is a man on a mission:

PROMISE me you won’t laugh, but I’ve developed this weird obsession with BBC Fame Academy 2003 winner Alex Parks.

Ward has “an obsession with finding out what the hell happened to her… most of them you can Google in a matter or seconds to get at least a rough indication of what they’re up to these days, before going: “Oh, righty-ho.…” and getting on with your day. Alex, on the other hand seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth and, more to the point, seems to have done this intentionally.”

Ward never does find Parks on twitter, Wikipedia or Google. But had he performed a tad of research his obsession could have been sated by news that Parks features on the cunningly named Facebook Page Alex Parks Fans ‘. A recent phots shows Parks at the Music Sales Film & TV Songwriters Week in London.

That’s her in the striped top stood beside X Factor winner Joe McElderry.


alex Parks


Alex Parks is learning how to write songs.

Running songwriting weeks (or ‘bootcamps’) is a very integral part of the music publishing industry. They are intensive weeks designed to place people into writing groups they wouldn’t normally work in & to come up with totally original music.

This year saw Music Sales run their 3rd songwriting week and it was bigger than ever as we decided to use our varied networks in the industry to get more songwriters & artists from other publishers & labels, as well as our own writers.

The final line up for the week was as so:
Helen Boulding (Music Sales)
Marcy Levy (Music Sales)
Gavin Clark (Music Sales)
Shridhar Solanki (Music Sales)
Tim Elsenberg (Music Sales)
Ludovico Einaudi (Music Sales)
Joel Cadbury (Music Sales)
Hauschker (Music Sales)

DJ Scanner (BUG)
Belle Humble (BMG)
Cass Lowe (Sony ATV)
Juanita Stein (Cooking Vinyl)
Sam Duckworth (Cooking Vinyl)
John McClure (Cooking Vinyl)
Simon Wilcox (Peer Music Group)
Matthew Swinnerton (Faber)
Martin Rossiter (Bucks Music)
Joe McElderry (Unpublished)
Lexi Parks (Unpublished)
Louise Hull (Unpublished)
Ed Cousins (Cooking Vinyl)
Ted Barnes (Unpublished)

In 2013, Alex Parks wrote to her fans:

hey hey, lexi here, making it official, yep you know me as alex from the show but my friends & family have known me as lexi for a long

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