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Roberta Howett (born 26 September 1981 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish singer who finished in ninth place in the first UK series of television talent show The X Factor in 2004.

Roberta Howett
Born (1981-09-26) 26 September 1981 (age 37)
OriginDublin, Ireland
Genrespop, soul
Years active2004, 2010–present


The X Factor: 2004Edit

Howett successfully auditioned for the first series of The X Factor in 2004 and made it to "bootcamp", "judges' houses" and the live shows, but was eliminated in the first live show.

Performances on The X Factor

Solo careerEdit

In 2007, Howett sang on Toni Castells's debut album, Unharmed.[1]

She announced on Irish Radio[citation needed] that she would release three singles in Ireland, before finally releasing her debut album. On Friday 26 February 2010, her debut single titled "Beautiful Lies" was finally released in Ireland. On Thursday 4 March 2010, Beautiful Lies became Howett's first Top 40 single debuting at Number #23 in the Irish Singles Chart.

In July 2011, Howett appeared as a backing singer for Niall Breslin.[2]



Year Single Chart positions Album
2010 "Beautiful Lies" 23 TBA


  1. ^ "Pop goes Mozart". The Independent (London, England). 12 September 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2012 – via HighBeam.[dead link]
  2. ^ 11 July 2011 10:05 AM (11 July 2011). "Breslin in mosh-pit ban after solo debut". Retrieved 20 January 2014.

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