Former X-Factor UK contestant Mary Byrne has entered the race to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2015.

Speaking to the Evening Herald, Byrne said, “Eurovision is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s an honour to have been put forward.”

Her entry will be written by Karl Broderick who will be familiar to Eurosong fans as the songwriter of Eoghan Quigg’s 2014 entry ‘The Movie Song’.

Burne appeared on the seventh series of The X-Factor in 2010 and finished fifth. That series of the show is most famous for producing chart-topping boy band One Direction, snarky songstress Cher Lloyd and soulful crooner Rebecca Ferguson.

Mary hasn’t exactly been unsuccessful herself. Her debut album went double platinum in Ireland and silver in the UK in 2011 and she’s followed it up with two further Top 10 albums since.

Enjoy an encore of Mary’s performance of ‘I Who Have Nothing’ below:

Would you like to see Mary represent Ireland at Eurovision? Do you think she could win? Comments below peeps!

Sources: Irish Independent, Evening Herald

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Ann
Ann
6 years ago

No!

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

Great voice and personality BUT I am against this! For many reasons: First of all, her musical style could be compared to bond theme music, of which a similar song won last year, copies never work at Eurovision and secondly I am fed up with the XFactor rejects who are desperate for fame that just take part in ESC for the sake of fame (Jedward, Eoghan Quigg, Andy Abraham, Kitty Brucknell, I am looking at you!) if Mary does represent Ireland, we certainly won’t be seeing this “return to the glory days” that is talked about so much in articles… Read more »

Bb
Bb
6 years ago

Dull with a capital D based on that performance, and I agree with what was said earlier that “Love?” is easily one of the worst Eurovision songs at least of the 21st century.

LEAPerce
LEAPerce
6 years ago

Eurgh, she was so dull on X factor and she’ll be even more so in eurovision!

Dar
Dar
6 years ago

its going to be a song written by karl broderick … ooohh no .. he gave us the 2005 irish entry “love” which is one of the worst eurovision songs ever and also had a totally unforgettable in the irish national finals last year .. i will correctly predict disaster ..

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

I think we might very well be entering an era in the music World, even in the Eurovision Song Contest, where age no longer matters in my opinion. It is now a song and singing contest first and foremost. 😀