Former X-Factor finalist to perform live in Laois

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

Former X-Factor finalist to perform Laois concert

A former finalist of The X-Factor TV show is making her way to Laois to perform for a local audience. 

Dubliner Mary Byrne is a popular Irish singer and TV presenter and she will be performing all the hits from the 60's, musicals and more in Laois soon.

Mary rose to fame in 2010 after becoming a finalist on the seventh series of The X Factor. Following her elimination in the live semi-final, she signed a record deal with Sony Music Ireland.

Byrne and her fellow The X Factor finalists gained a number-one single on the UK Singles Chart and the Irish Singles Chart with a cover of David Bowie's 'Heroes'.

She was also Neil Diamond's special guest at the Aviva Stadium, where she performed in front of 55,000 people.

In August 2011, Byrne appeared in GREASE: The Musical at the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin. Her autobiography, This Is My Life, and was released in 2011.

Mary Byrne will be in concert at Portarlington Golf Club on Friday, February 1.

Tickets are on sale now and available from Portarlington Golf Club 057-8623115 Extension 1 & 2 and from Colgan Sports Portarlington 057-8623005.