Steve Broad

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Steve Broad[1]
Birth name Steven Broad
Born (1986-01-29) 29 January 1986 (age 32)
Invercargil, New Zealand
Genres R&B, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Teacher
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2005-present

Steven Broad (born 1986) is a New Zealand singer from Invercargill, who came 5th on the second season of The X Factor (New Zealand). He is mostly known for placing third on the second series of NZ Idol.

Early life[edit]

Broad was born in Invercargill in 1986.

NZ Idol[edit]

In the second season of NZ Idol, Steve was voted 3rd place.

Performances on NZ Idol[edit]

Episode[2] Theme Song choice Original artist Order Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Tomorrow" Annie N/A Advanced
Theatre Week, Part 1 Acapella "Better Be Home Soon" Crowded House N/A Advanced
Theatre Week, Part 2 Group Performance "Stand By Me" Ben E. King N/A Advanced
Theatre Week, Part 3 Acapella "I Can See Clearly Now" Johnny Cash N/A Advanced
Top 24 Own Choice "Here Without You" 3 Doors Down 6 Safe
Top 10 Contestants Choice "Spin" Lifehouse N/A Safe
Top 9 The 80's "With or Without You" U2 N/A Safe
Top 8 World #1's "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" Bryan Adams N/A Bottom Three
Top 7 My Generation "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" The Darkness/Lemar N/A Bottom Three
Top 6 Soul "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" Stevie Wonder N/A Bottom Three
Top 5 Rock "Higher" Creed N/A Safe
Top 4 Their Personal Idols "Walls" Shihad N/A Safe
"Stand Up" The Feelers N/A
Top 3 Love Songs "Your Song" Elton John N/A Eliminated
"Burn For You" John Farnham N/A

Pop's Ultimate Star[edit]

Broad competed on Pop's Ultimate Star, where he came in 8th place.

The X Factor[edit]

Broad attended the pre-auditions in Dunedin in October 2014 and advanced though to the judges auditions. Broad performed "Mirrors" by Justin Timberlake at his audition and received positive feedback from all four judges. Broad performed Nick Jonas' "Jealous" at Judges Retreats. His mentor Melanie Blatt picked Broad as one of her final three acts which advanced to the live shows. With the elimination of Sarah Spicer in week 4 and Joe Irvine in week 5, Broad was the last act in the Over 25's category mentored by Melanie Blatt. After his week 8 performance of Tiki Taane's "Always On My Mind", Broad found himself for the first time in the bottom two against Stevie Tonks. Broad sang "I Lived" by OneRepublic in the final showdown against Tonks, but lost the judges vote with three of the four judges choosing to send Broad home. Broad came 5th overall.

Performances on The X Factor[edit]

Episode[1] Theme Song choice Original artist Order Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Mirrors" Justin Timberlake N/A Advanced
Bootcamp, Part 1 Group Performance N/A N/A N/A Advanced
Bootcamp, Part 2 6 Chair Challenge "Dancing On My Own" Robyn 12 Advanced
Judges Retreats Contestants Choice "Jealous" Nick Jonas 4 Advanced
Live Show 1 Judges Choice "Drunk In Love" Beyoncé 11 Safe
Live Show 2 Biggest Records Right Now "Jealous" Nick Jonas 10 Safe
Live Show 3 Songs of Summer "Summertime Sadness Lana Del Rey 6 Safe
Live Show 4 One Hit Wonders "Stay" Shakespears Sister 9 Safe
Live Show 5 Ed Sheeran vs Taylor Swift "Blank Space" Taylor Swift 5 Safe
Live Show 6 Celebritites Choice "Ghost" Chosen By Kylie Bax Ella Henderson 4 Safe
Live Show 7 Musical Heroes "Climax" Usher 6 Safe
Live Show 8 Kiwi Artists Challenge "Always on my Mind" Tiki Taane 2 Bottom Two
Final Showdown Save Me Song "I Lived" OneRepublic 2 Eliminated


Digital releases from The X Factor[edit]

Title[3] Peak Positions[4]
NZ Artists
"Drunk In Love" 87
"Jealous" -
"Summertime Sadness" 69
"Stay" 65
"Blank Space" 86
"Ghost" 85
"Climax" -
"Always On My Mind" -
"-" denotes a single that did not chart.