Mary Byrne (singer)

Mary Byrne
Birth nameMary Byrne
Born (1959-11-03) 3 November 1959 (age 57)
Ballyfermot, Dublin, Ireland
Genres Pop, rock
Years active2010-present
Labels Sony Music (2010-11)
Universal Music (2011-12)
Decca Records (2011—)
Associated acts The X Factor finalists 2010, Phil Coulter


Mary Byrne (given birth to 3 November 1959) can be an Irish singer-songwriter from Ballyfermot, Dublin. She increased to fame this year 2010 after learning to be a finalist in the seventh group of The X Element in 2010. Pursuing her reduction in the live semi-final, she agreed upon a record cope with Sony Music Ireland. Byrne and her fellow The X Aspect finalists obtained a number-one one on the united kingdom Singles Graph as well as the Irish Singles Graph using a cover of David Bowie’s “‘Heroes'” in help of Help for Heroes. Byrne’s debut one “I SIMPLY Contact You Mine” premiered on 4 March 2011. Mine & Yours, Byrne’s debut record premiered 28 March 2011 in the united kingdom. The record was made by hit-maker Nigel Wright. In June 2011, Byrne was asked to execute at a particular gala functionality in Dublin to tag Queen Elizabeth II’s trip to the Republic of Ireland. She was also Neil Diamond’s particular guest on the Aviva Stadium, where she performed before 55,000 people. In August 2011, Byrne made an appearance in GREASE: The Music on the Grand Canal Theater in Dublin. She started focus on an autobiography, THAT IS MY ENTIRE LIFE, and premiered on 21 Oct 2011 in the united kingdom and Ireland. Mary made a decision to keep Sony Music as she recognized a fresh record deal give with Decca Music and General Music, who are self-confident they are able to ‘obtain her music profession up and from the ground’. She’s created her second record, called …with Like. In 2012, Byrne made an appearance on Superstar Bainisteoir.

Early and personal life

Byrne lives in Ballyfermot, Dublin with her daughter Deborah, whom she raised by itself with help from her parents. She is suffering from arthritis in her legs which proved problematic for Mary through the preliminary stages from the X Aspect, but has resulted in comical improvisations during her tour with Grease. PRIOR TO THE X Aspect, she proved helpful for supermarket string Tesco, resulting in her recommendation as "Tesco Mary". She quit performing at 28 due to low self-esteem after a failed romantic relationship. After her appearance over the X Aspect she accepted on RTÉ's The Later Late Present that she acquired suffered from scientific depression for several years. Nevertheless, she later came back to execute pub gigs in 2005 to provide her musical profession a go where she also performed with her sibling, Tommy, beneath the name The Tommy Lee Knowledge. In 2008 she gained the Irish tv singing competition Nollaig No. 1 using the name Mary Lee and released the one "Siúil Leat".

Music career

2010: The X Factor

Byrne entered reality tv program The X Element in 2010. In her audition, she stated that she wished to be a vocalist all her existence but had suprisingly low self-esteem keeping her back again but 'got the self-confidence to venture out and perform it within the last 5 or 6 years'. She impressed the judges with her overall performance of "I (WHO'VE Nothing at all)" and was subjected to to another round. In the judges' homes she performed "Repair You", and was subjected to to the concert events, despite the fact that she forgot several words towards the track. Her company, Tesco Ireland, began a marketing campaign to persuade all personnel to aid her. Around the 1st live display, Byrne gained probably the most general public votes by performing "It's a Man's Man's Man's Globe". The target audience offered Byrne a standing up ovation following the overall performance as well as the longest round-of-applause from the series. Mary is at the 'Last Showdown' double. In the quarter-final, she is at underneath Three with fellow contestants Wagner, and Katie Waissel. As Waissel received the fewest votes she was instantly eliminated. Mary is at the ultimate Showdown with Wagner and Byrne was delivered to the semi-final by judges, Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole. This designed Simon Cowell didn't need to vote but verified that he also would've delivered Byrne to the semi-final. Nevertheless, in the semi-final, Byrne is at underneath two with Cher Lloyd and was removed with just her coach, Walsh voting to send out her to the final, completing in 5th place. Following the series completed, voting statistics exposed that Byrne experienced received even more votes than Lloyd. This designed that if there wasn't your final Showdown or if Minogue and/or Cowell voted to send out Byrne to the ultimate or if the effect visited deadlock, Byrne would've been delivered through to the ultimate and Lloyd would've been removed. Mary performed a complete of 15 different tunes, on 13 events before the judges: Mary Byrne's shows around the seventh group of The X Aspect UK When Performed Tune Result Audition "I WHO'VE Nothing" To Bootcamp Judges Homes "Repair You" To concert events Week 1 "It's a Man's Man's Man's Globe" Safe and sound (1st) - 22.28% Week 2 "YOU DON'T NEED TO Say YOU LIKE Me" Secure (2nd) - 18.55% Week 3 "I WHO'VE Nothing" Secure (2nd) - 13.92% Week 4 "CAN IT BE Magic" Safe and sound (3rd) - 11.98% Week 5 "There YOU WILL BE" Secure (4th) - 12.02% Week 6 "IS IT POSSIBLE TO Feel the Like Tonight" Safe and sound (4th) - 10.66% Week 7 "Something" Safe and sound (5th) - 11.97% Week 8 "All I'D LIKE Is You" & "Brass in Pocket" Bottom level three (5th) - 11.29% Final Showdown (Week 8) "THAT IS MY ENTIRE LIFE" Saved by judges' vote Week 9 "Never Can Say Farewell" & "JUST HOW We Had been" Bottom level two (4th) - 14.99% Final Showdown (Semi-final) "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" Eliminated by judges' vote

2011: Mine & Yours

Following the elimination through the X Factor, Byrne signed an archive cope with Sony Music Ireland and began focus on her debut album. The record, Mine & Yours, premiered in the united kingdom on 28 March 2011, and 25 March in Ireland. Byrne released her debut one, a cover of Martina McBride's "I SIMPLY Contact You Mine", because of remarkable demand when the monitor was debuted from her record Mine & Yours on Irish radio. The enthusiast reaction was therefore positive that Sony Music Ireland had been 'inundated' with demands to help make the tune available to the general public and 'anxious fans' before the album's discharge. After small to no advertising, the tune peaked at amount 12 for the Irish Singles Graph. Byrne uncovered her record would be marketed on QVC like Susan Boyle do to greatly help sell some more copies. Within an interview with Digital Spy Byrne mentioned; “ Documenting this record was a fantasy become a reality. I'm so pleased for every one of the support I received both after and during the show. Nothing at all I'm experiencing today could have been feasible without the beautiful people who found their mobile phone each weekend and voted for me personally! I hope you love hearing the record in so far as i enjoyed rendering it. ” — Mary Bryne within an interview with Digital SpyThe album was made by hit-maker, Nigel Wright possesses tracks which Mary performed for the X Aspect. However, the tracks on the record aren't her performances through the present. Byrne was for the 2011 The X Aspect Live Tour, and Sony Music started planning Byrne's initial single concert tour before she made a decision to move onto General music. Mine & Yours debuted at number-one for the Irish Album Graphs on 31 March 2011.

2011: ...with Love

On 13 Sept 2011, it had been announced that Mary Byrne had asked to get rid of her record cope with Sony, and asked to change to Universal. It had been afterwards announced that she acquired started focusing on a second record, made by Phil Coulter, to become released in Ireland by General Music Ireland, and in the united kingdom by Decca UK. On 2 November, Mary Byrne mentioned on her behalf Facebook web page that her most recent record, to create ...with Love, will be released in Ireland on 25 November. Her administration team afterwards announced that the record will be released the next calendar year in March for the united kingdom. She appeared over the Late Late Present your day of Ireland discharge, and spoken to Ryan Tubridy after executing a song over the record called "Give thanks to God THAT Was MY ENTIRE LIFE", written on her behalf by Phil Coulter.

2012: "An Evening With Mary Byrne & Phil Coulter"

Mary began a concert featuring her newest songs in the record with Phil Coulter on the INEC, Killarney and in the Royal Theater, Castlebar in Apr 2012. Primarily, one night time was prepared for the works to execute in the Olympia Theater, Dublin on 8 Might 2012. However, the general public demand for seat tickets was so overpowering, 5 extra evenings were added, ultimately producing a total of the 6 night time residency before 13 Might 2012. Both Mary Byrne and Phil Coulter performed separately throughout the displays, however they also sang several duets. The displays were fulfilled with several standing ovations through the viewers and an encore on each one of the six nights. Even though the concert was intended to display tracks from "...with Like", Mary sang several tracks from her début album "Mine and Yours" and other tracks which didn't appear on either album.


In November, 2011, Byrne released an autobiography co-written by Eddie Rowley entitled "THAT IS MY ENTIRE LIFE", based on the Shirley Bassey hit from the same name. The publication premiered by O'Brien press in Ireland and was on the very best vendor list for a month. Through the same period, the publication was also released in britain. "THAT IS MY ENTIRE LIFE" was received by great reviews, not merely catering to supporters from the X Aspect but regaling tales of the Dublin youngsters and an exciting list of encounters, attractive to a wider market. Amongst the tales which Byrne narrates through the entire reserve, she writes of the calendar year which she allocated to kibbutz Geva in Israel, going Europe whilst doing work for a Dublin stock, moving homes as well as winning an automobile. The reserve contains many accounts of failed romantic relationships, and Byrne admits to presenting a two-year lesbian romantic relationship having a colleague. A darker part to the publication talks about the fatalities of Byrne's parents, and specifically, the heartache which Byrne experienced following the loss of life of her mom, who experienced from suspected Alzheimer's Disease An initial hand account can be given of existence for the X Element both on stage and backstage through the eye of the contestant, describing the down sides which Mary experienced, her accurate opinions of additional contestants and her position for the judges. The publication achieves in merging fifty many years of a 'sodium of the globe' existence having a new-found existence of popularity, both sides skilled from the same person.

2013–14: Magic of the Musicals

In March 2014 Mary documented "Magic from the Musicals". This demonstrates her love from the classic classics. Magic From the Musicals includes eleven paths including 'On THE ROAD Where You Live', Cheek To Cheek', and 'Hello Little Fans'. The record also contains Mary's initial self-penned amount, 'Midnight Dreamer'.


Studio albums

Title Album information Peak graph positions Qualifications IRL UK Mine & Yours Released: 28 March 2011 Label: Sony Types: Compact disc, digital download 1 6 IRE: 2


As lead designer Year Single Maximum chart positions Recording IRL 2011 "I SIMPLY Contact You Mine" 12 Mine & Yours As presented artist Year Solitary Peak graph positions UK IRE 2010 "Heroes" (within the X Element finalists) 1 1