Roberta Howett
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 26 September 1981
'Age 35
Hometown Dublin, Ireland


Category 16-24s
Mentor Sharon Osbourne
Placement 9/9

Roberta Howett is an Irish singer who participated in Series 1 of The X Factor as part of the 16-24s category mentored by Sharon Osbourne. She was eliminated in the first week of the live shows, finishing in 9th place.

The X Factor

In 2004, Roberta auditioned for the show and successfully made it through to the live shows where she was mentored by Sharon Osbourne in the 16-24s category. However, she was eliminated in Week 1, thus finishing in 9th place overall.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition 1 Free choice "Ain't No Sunshine" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 "Isn't She Lovely" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 "Midnight Train to Georgia" Advanced
Bootcamp 3 None Advanced
Bootcamp 4 "Can't Buy Me Love" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "Cry Me a River" Advanced
Week 1 "Superstar" Eliminated

Post-The X Factor

In 2007, Howett sang on Toni Castells's debut album, Unharmed.

In February 2010, her debut single titled "Beautiful Lies" was finally released in Ireland. It became her first Top 40 single debuting at #23 in the Irish Singles Chart.

In July 2011, Howett appeared as a backing singer for Niall Breslin.


Solo singles

  • Beautiful Lies (2010)
Series 1 Finalists
Cassie ComptonG4Roberta HowettRowetta SatchellSteve BrooksteinTabby Callaghan2 to GoVerity KeaysVoices with Soul

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