Wednesday 18 October 2017

Slimmed down MaBy lets slip her next song

Mary Byrne has revealed the song she will be singing next week. Photo: PA
Mary Byrne has revealed the song she will be singing next week. Photo: PA
Ken Sweeney

Ken Sweeney

'X FACTOR' star Mary Byrne has revealed the song she will be singing on the ITV programme next weekend and admitted she has dropped a dress size.

The 50-year-old Tesco worker will perform the Faith Hill hit 'There You'll Be' on the live show this Saturday.

From the soundtrack of 2001 film 'Pearl Harbour', the power ballad is the latest contemporary song chosen for the Dubliner, who had been warned the previous week she would need to sing something more 'current'.

Despite being banned by ITV from disclosing her song ahead of this weekend's programme, the mother of one let slip the song title while speaking on Derek Mooney's RTE radio programme yesterday.

Revealing that this Saturday's programme would be a ballad special, she told Mooney: "It will be a new ballad, not an old ballad. It's beautiful song and it's very touching. If I can put it across the way I put across my old ballads, the whole of Ireland and myself will be crying" said Ms Byrne.

However, when fellow guest Tommy Fleming asked if it would be the Faith Hill song, she confirmed he was correct, before backtracking to say all she could admit was that it "was from 'Pearl Harbour'".

Ms Byrne went on to say: "I feel fantastic. I've been losing weight. I've lost nearly a whole dress size."

Irish Independent

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