Mary Byrne changes song

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 October 2010
Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne has had to change her song for her performance on this week's 'X Factor' after breaking down in tears during rehearsals

'X Factor' hopeful Mary Byrne had to change her song for this week's performance after breaking down in tears during rehearsals.

The Irish contestant was left sobbing yesterday (23.10.10) after struggling to hit the right notes on 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', which was a hit for Diana Ross in 1970.

After another poor rendition, a tearful Mary said: "This isn't me. I can't do it, I really can't."

However, her mentor Louis Walsh stepped in and told the 50-year-old hopeful she could sing another song on the Guilty Pleasures-themed show tonight (23.10.10).

Louis said: "Mary just freaked out. She didn't like the song. She was in tears and I was really worried about her. I sat her down and said, 'Look, we should change the song. You have to be comfortable doing this.' But she'll get through this, she has huge talent."

Mary will now perform the Ben E. King track 'I Who Have Nothing'.

Despite the hiccup, Louis is confident Mary will stay in the competition.

Louis said: "We had to change it but she'll be fine and I know everyone in Ireland is behind her."

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