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:
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Sources: Irish Independent, Evening Herald