Steve Brookstein
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 10 November 1968
'Age 49
Hometown Camberwell, London, England
Occupation Singer


Category Over 25s
Mentor Simon Cowell
Placement Winner (1/9)
Stephen "Steve" Desmond Brookstein (born 10 November 1968) is an English jazz and soul singer. He auditioned for Series 1 of The X Factor UK and made it all the way to the final as part of the Over 25s category mentored by Simon Cowell. Due to the eliminations of Verity Keays and Rowetta Satchell, Brookstein is the only act left in his category. He became the winner of Series 1 of The Factor UK defeating G4 from the Groups category mentored by Louis Walsh.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition 1 Free choice "Song for You" Told to come back
Audition 2 Free choice "Part Time Love" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Solo performance "That's Why" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Group performance " Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "Dance with My Father" Advanced
Week 1 "When a Man Loves a Woman" Safe
Week 2 "If You Don't Know Me by Now" Safe
Week 3 "Smile" Safe
Week 4 "Help Me Make It Through the Night" Safe
Week 5 "Let's Stay Together" Safe
Week 6 "I Get the Sweetest Feeling" Safe
"If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time"
Week 7: Semi final "Have I Told You Lately" Safe
"The Greatest Love of All"
Week 8: Final "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" Winner
Favourite performance "Smile"
Winner's single "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"
UK Series 1 Finalists
Cassie ComptonG4Roberta HowettRowetta SatchellSteve BrooksteinTabby Callaghan2 to GoVerity KeaysVoices with Soul
The X Factor UK Winners
Steve BrooksteinShayne WardLeona LewisLeon JacksonAlexandra BurkeJoe McElderryMatt CardleLittle MixJames ArthurSam BaileyBen HaenowLouisa JohnsonMatt TerryRak-Su