Steve Brookstein
10 years on, Steve Brookstein still holds the record for the most votes in one night with over 6 million when he became the first ever winner of The X Factor. He went on to have a number one album 'Heart and Soul’ and number one single ‘Against All Odds'.

Steve soulful tone has allowed him to duet on 'Yah Mo Be There' with 5 times Grammy winner BeBe Winans and supported soul legend Dionne Warwick

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