Mary Byrne’s story is the stuff of fairytales and movies. She’s the Tesco supermarket checkout lady who took a chance in life at the age of fifty by auditioning for Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV talent show, the X Factor. Although she was pipped for a place in the 2010 X Factor final after going out in the semi-final, Mary won the hearts of millions with her big, warm personality and powerhouse voice. And when she finally got her life-changing break in the world of show business, Mary Byrne, a bright and ambitious woman with a wealth of life’s experiences under her belt, was determined to make the most of it.
Mary has performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her historic State visit to Ireland, and shared the stage with Neil Diamond to perform for over 55,000 fans at Dublin's Aviva Stadium and has performed all over Ireland, The UK, Europe and is a regular performer in the USA in Theatre's and on luxury Cruiseliners.
Having achieved multi platinum status on her music albums, Mary is now following her dream of acting on stage and screen. She performed on the West End Touring Production of Grease – The Musical starring as Teen Angel and she performed a sixteen week tour of Ireland starring in “Menopause – The Musical”.
Mary continues to be in demand as a guest at various shows, festivals, cabarets and functions. She recently hosted her own radio show and she makes regular appearances on TV and radio chat shows both in Ireland and overseas and continues to do as much charity work as she can fit into her busy schedule!