Wednesday 13 December 2017

Win or lose -- Byrne can now sing for her supper

Mary Byrne: offers of work
Mary Byrne: offers of work
Ken Sweeney

Ken Sweeney

’THE X FACTOR’ singer Mary Byrne has revealed she has "offers on the table" whether she wins the TV talent show or not.

Such is the interest in the Dublin supermarket worker, she said that her life had now been changed forever.

"I want to win 'The X Factor', but I know I won't be down on my luck if I do get eliminated. I've had lots of offers of work, but I stress that I don't want to go out of 'The X Factor' yet," Ms Byrne said last night.

Included in the offers is a recording contract with a major label but Ms Byrne stressed that the deal is far from the €1m reported.

However, she said she was still a long way from riches competing on the ITV show and credited her employers Tesco with helping her to support herself and her daughter Deborah (24) while she remained in 'The X Factor'.

"I'm so grateful to Tesco. They're still paying my wages. The money goes into the bank account every week. They don't have to do that. I haven't been near a cash till in months.

"Sure, they are getting some publicity from me being on 'The X Factor', but you couldn't ask for better bosses with all the support they have given me, which is 110pc," she added.

Irish Independent

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