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Alexandra Burke single 'Elephant' delayed for second time

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The X Factor 2011: Live Show 4

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Alexandra Burke has revealed that her new single 'Elephant' has been delayed again by record label RCA.

The X Factor winner confirmed on Twitter tonight (January 8) that her latest effort has been pushed back from its scheduled release date of February 26.

'Elephant' was originally meant to debut in September 2011, but according to Burke was held off so she could "take a tiny bit more time... to make sure everything is perfect".

After answering questions from her followers all evening, Burke wrote on her profile: "OK... SO ONE MORE THING TO TELL YOU ALL ...MY SINGLE RELEASE DATE HAS MOVED 2 MARCH 11TH 2012. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD GUYS... !!!! ELEPHANT IS NOW OUT ON THE 11TH MARCH!!!! (sic)"

She later added: "For those asking ... Elephant has been moved to the 11th march 2012 because Rca decided to move it."

Burke then assured fans that 'Elephant' will still be unveiled next week and confirmed her intention to perform the song for the first time at a concert for cancer charity campaign Tickled Pink on January 12.

Later when a fan tweeted the phrase "you wanna talk, you wanna talk about it, there's an elephant in the room", Burke appeared to inadvertently confirm that these were words to the song by saying: "Let me know how you know lyrics already boo!"

Burke recently promised that her forthcoming album will be "sexier" than her debut record Overcome.

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