Rhydian Roberts (24) is a classically trained singer from Powys Wales. He came second in British talent competition 'The X factor' in 2007. His voice type is baritone and he has had vocal training for the past seven years. He is a graduate of Birmingham City University and is currently a personal trainer. He used to to be the strongest bench presser in Wales during his teens but gave up weight lifting for a career in music. During his time on the show there was controversy over the the way in which producers edited footage to make him appear, what Roberts calls, a "pantomime villain".