"They want Alexandra to be able to concentrate on making a brilliant album.
"Touring with Lionel would of course been a massive opportunity, but it's alot of work and stressful preparation for that sort of thing.
"Plus at the moment Alex does not have any real songs of her own.
"She'll be performing covers on the X-Factor tour but is itching to get on with original material."
I'm really looking forward to Alexandra's album. The UK has made a big come back in terms of producing real musical talent that can compete against the states. I'm confident Alexandra will slot right in with the greatest.