In 2003, Alex Parks asked “Maybe That’s What It Takes”. So what happened?
Aged 19, Alexandra Parks (born 1984) was entered into the second series of Fame Academy by her father in 2003. Scottish singer David Sneddon had won the first series a year earlier and now the hunt was on for a successor. Alex went on to win the show and released her debut single, Maybe That’s What It Takes”, in November. The song peaked at No.3 in the UK and sold over 500,000 copies.
Alex released her debut album, “Introduction”, very soon after. This charted top five in the UK and has been certified double Platinum for sales of more than 600,000 copies in the UK. The album included one further top twenty single, “Cry”, in early 2004. She took her time over her next project, which saw the release of the single “Looking For Water” in 2005, followed by her second album titled “Honesty” that October. The album was something of a flop, only making No.24, while the title track just managed No.56 on the singles chart, which to date, are her last commercial releases.
And that seems to be it for Alex. WHERE ARE YOU? Alex ‘informed’ her fans in 2013 that she wishes to be called “Lexi” and that she was recording new material. This has yet to surface. She took to Twitter in 2015, but her last post there was in January 2017. Perhaps we really have heard the last from this once promising artist. Unless you (Alex) know better…!
This is the last known photo of Alex, dated sometime around 2015.
There is an Alex Parks fan FACEBOOK page to share you memories with