Steve Brookstein

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10, 1968
London, England
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10, 1968 (age 50)
London, England


Known for winning Season One of the British X Factor, this soul and jazz vocalist released his first album, Heart and Soul, in 2005. His 2004 single, a cover of the Phil Collins hit "Against All Odds," rose to #1 on United Kingdom music charts.

Before Fame

Nearly a decade before appearing on The X Factor, he made the finals of the Jonathan Ross-hosted ITV program The Big Big Talent Show.


In the final episode of The X Factor, he received a record-breaking six million votes.

Family Life

He was born in London, England, to a South African father and an Estonian-British mother. His wife, Eileen Hunter, also had a career as a jazz singer.

Associated With

After being dropped from the Sony BMG music label, Brookstein publicly criticized Simon Cowell and the entire reality talent competition industry.

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