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X Factor: Our Favorite Performance Of The Weekend Was….

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Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

Go, Mary! Go, Mary! Go!

We must admit, we were BLOWN AWAY by Mary Byrne's performance on X Factor Saturday night!

It was a revelation!

Prior to this weekend's show, we appreciated her big voice but we also through it was a bit shrill. However, last night she gave a nuanced and command performance of James Brown's classic This Is A Man's World.

Her voice was on-point and everything just gelled!

We find it hard to believe that just a few weeks ago she was working as a cashier at Tesco. She truly came across as a seasoned entertainer this weekend! Not only did she sing the song, but she also interpreted it. She SOLD it!

Mary came across as cool, calm, collected, confident and SEXY! Yes, sexy!

She's like SuBo but with more personality and stage presence!

This was our favorite performance of the evening - by far!

Check out Mary (above)!


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70 comments to “X Factor: Our Favorite Performance Of The Weekend Was….”

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  2. 2

    does anybody in the US even care about xfactor? i dont know a single person who does

  3. 3

    Woah she was awesome. She found her niche with this song.

  4. 4

    Re: shittin_condoms – NOT AT ALL!! I'm so sick of seeing all this bullshit every week. Thank you for sharing my sentiment on this lol.

  5. 5

    not better than xtina's version

  6. 6

    there were a few really good ones. i liked this. rebecca and aiden are my favorites though…wagner needs to go

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    Mediocre at best if comparing to real talent, not the shit that's spoon fed to you every day now.

  8. 8

    ^ It's not just a USA site, it has an international fanbase, with millions loggin on in the UK, so shut up. Plus we have to have to put up with your crapy American Idol contestants trying to make it in Europe but always flopping on their arses (Excluding the wonderful Kelly Clarkson that is but even she has had 3 flop albums!)

  9. 9

    it could have been the way they were mixing the vocals, but outside of mary, everyone else sounded like shit…with the shittiest being katie v's version of we are the champions

  10. 10

    Re: shittin_condoms – i personally prefer watching brit talent shows over american ones…cuz brits talk funny

    and simon is bringing this show to america….but he better revamp the format

  11. 11

    Erm British people go on here too!!!!!!!!!

  12. 12

    Err "shittin_condoms":
    Not everyone who goes on Perez Hilton is American…but obviously being American you WOULD think the world centres around you…

  13. 13

    I live in San Francisco and I love watching X Factor in the UK and around the world Mary was also one of my favorites last night but I doubt if she's commercially viable as SuBo.

  14. 14

    Re: Xtina09

    Not even close to Christina's version. That amazed me. I don't even really like her but when I heard her sing that I was impressed. Apart from the whistle note that she got very wrong lol

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    Re: adg100

    Mediocre in the real world but outstanding for the X Factor. I can't believe the shit they have on it this year. What the fuck is that Cherloyd creature all about?

  16. 16

    @shittin_condoms who said this site is only 4 americans, fuckin muppet ….. mary is amazing plus shes from Dublin wer all behind her …. well done mary

  17. 17

    I thought she was AMAZING!!!! SO proud of her representing Ireland! xoxo

  18. 18

    i wish perez would stop comparing everyone to someone else - like the clip below - aiden = adam lambert!

    mary was outstanding - all of ireland will be behind her!

    i read this site everyday and half the people perez talks about ive no idea because im not american - im not complaining!

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    Re: irish251 – Exactly! I like Perez's blog because it caters to an international audience, not just America! And Mary was brilliant, even if she's not your cup of tea she delivered last night, you only had to listen to the crowd's reaction afterwards. She did Ballyfermot/Dublin/Ireland proud last night.

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    Re: brabon2 – shut up. "Brits talk funny" Do you realise how fucking dumb that makes you sound? If anything YOU talk funny, we speak how English is MEANT to be spoken, you speak OUR FUCKING LANGUAGE YOU BALL BOUNCING MORON. and "shittin_condoms" American Idol wouldn't exist if it wasn't for England. So you can fuck off too.

  21. 21

    gowan mary!you ballier!! haha xfactor had gone down hill dramastically!! good luck usa!

  22. 22

    The whole of Ireland are behind you Mary! She was Brilliant! Go on Mary! :)

  23. 23

    Great to see someone who can actually sing… no gimmicks, no fireworks, no dancers… just talent. You stole the show last night! A star is born!

  24. 24

    This infatuation with fat and/or homely wannabes has got to stop.

  25. 25

    She was absolutely incredible! True star quality performance!

  26. 26

    Irish people go on this tooooo!

  27. 27

    How fucking rude Britian is where all of todays talent shows have come from. All of the shows from American Idol to Dancing With The Stars have come from Britian, c'mon people I know you're American but try not to be totally ignorant all the time? k thanks

  28. 28

    a lot of people from the uk also come on this site its not just for americans. Mary did well but she wont win it because nobody would buy her albums.

  29. 29

    She was awesome..truly loved her! I had the same thought that she is a much better personality then Subo. The manner in which she performed was very classy! Loved her hair as well!
    Cher Lloyd was disappointing to me..I am over her. She needs to learn a lot. Loved One direction as well..cute guys.

  30. 30

    Re: LittleDisaster. – actually it all started in new zealand - when popstars started there - it then came to the UK who then adapted the idea further! then america took over!

    but i dont see what @brabon2 said as rude - just saying we have an accent and they like the accent! probably just the wrong words used! i think some americans speak funny heck i speak funny!

  31. 31

    Better than Subo, amazing. Shivers……….

  32. 32

    woo go on the irish !!:)

  33. 33

    Re: jackuk89 – Hear Hear!

  34. 34

    Re: WonderWoman114 – LOl, well said

  35. 35

    Re: brandonflowersfanatic – Brilliantly put lol

  36. 36

    This is one of my all time favourite songs. This performance was flawless.

  37. 37

    He may stay in America but the rest of the world, including the UK, like us some Perez first thing in the morning and last thing at night! There's plenty Perez to go around! He's Global Baby!

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    she's god, but shes old and fat, and no one wants to look at that. cher will win.

  41. 41

    I love everyone from the UK is trashing the American's that dare say something about how they don't care about this show… you all sound just as rude as the American's.

    Also, I don't blame them for wondering why Perez has all this UK X Factor crap on. His tag line for the site is "Hollywood's most hated website." He usually post stories about American celebrities, HE'S American…

    And finally, someone posted trashing American's way of talking, how the UK speaks English properly. Yes you do, but American's don't speak English, they speak American. It's like going to Mexico and saying they speak Spanish, they don't, they speak Mexican. Portugal doesn't speak Spanish, they speak Portuguese. So many words and phrases from America that people in the UK have never heard of, and some UK words and phrases that American's have never heard of.

  42. 42


    I wish people would realize how petty and just plain stupid they sound by trashing people from another country… 99 percent of the people trashing the other country have never been there, no almost zero people from there, and have zero understanding of what the people are truly like there. All it comes down to is everyone on the internet sounds like a twat. It's the place you go to take all your anger out on everyone else because your life is meaningless and boring. You had a bad day so you go on a gossip site and trash someone you don't know for zero reason.

    So get your heads out of your arse, you all sound like stupid twats… get over yourselves. (American's and Brits.)

  43. 43

    I love Mary! She was shouting abit last night, but she still has a fab voice. I also love FYD and Aiden. :)

  44. 44

    OK may not have liked Mary lastnite she was brilliant….i hate the Xfactor tho that fucking Cheryl cole wannabe me wag that failed ugh!!!
    its still bollox excuse my french,Cheryl is such a fake d nations sweet heart shes a scanger dressed up in nice clothes but d way she acts on that show is she is showeing her true colours…. calm down liam shes FAKE FAKE TEAM NADINE Dont blame ashely cheating shes a wannabe wag aswel picece of talentless shite how can she sit there and judge people on there talent an she has none of her OWN what so ever!!!!! ugh!

  45. 45

    and to note there 3 people from Ireland in it theres rebecca from tala and nial from mullingar and mary from ballyfermot if i go to tescos one more time and see her face everywhere ill burn the shop down lol

  46. 46

    She's brilliant!!! And I think she could act too….

  47. 47

    don't care for the song, never have, but wow does this woman ever have a powerful voice

  48. 48

    Fat and Irish which is a problem for anyone!

  49. 49

    she is so energic!!! i love her

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    Re: jayjay81 – There's no language called American. Its English, you speak English in America..not American, just like in Mexico they speak Spanish..not Mexican..and Portuguese is a completely different language to Spanish btw..

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    Re: Matt Snyder – are you retarded? stop clicking on things you dont care about then taking the time to comment. get a life!

  52. 52

    Re: jayjay81 – there is no american language. only a bastardisation of english.

  53. ELL says – reply to this


    Re: shittin_condoms

    You're such a nob, every comment you make is anti british. Why don't you just go live in a cave somewhere if your so against british people. They are everywhere as well hunny. You obviously have no sense of class or style and have probably never left the U.S.A. Well that's a shame for you, because your arrogant xenophobic attitude won't go down well if you do leave. GOD BLESS

  54. 54

    She did ok, i was not surprised. The comments introducing the vidoe are totally wrong (sorry), she was good but…come on people…the whole time i watched the video i had Christina's version in the back of my head and not even close!
    MAry is good but i think this soulful song was not her style, she looked kinda awkward.
    Legendtina still owns this song!!

  55. 55

    Mary did amazing! I loved her from the start and she deserves this so good for her! And as for shittin_condoms and matt snyder, I'm from the US and I absolutely love uk's x factor. It is a hundred times better than american idol and it's coming to the US next year so either give it a shot or get used to hearing about it all the time.

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    Re: brandonflowersfanatic – do any of the contestants sing with a brit accent?

    even they know that they talk funny…and if they wanna win, they cant sing funny

  58. 58

    Brits talk funny… wtf? My husband is British, and I can understand him better than I can understand most American people, and I'm American! They speak English like it is supposed to be spoken. We are the ones who brutalized it.

  59. Megg2 says – reply to this


    She is awesome.

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    looks like she was lip syncing

  61. 61

    Did I just see someone say that Amreicans speak american?!?!?! That is quite possible the most stupid thing anyone has ever said…………….. They use American slang, but dude the language is still english!! lmfao(at your stupidity.)

  62. 62

    She is AMAZING.
    Go, Mary!

  63. 63

    Mary is brilliant BUT she isnt just a supermarket cashier - she won the national Irish singing competition in 2005 and released an album.

    X Factor is full of singers who have had recording contracts (Mary; TreyC; Katie). That's why I like Rebecca, Cher and Aiden - NEW talent that deserves a chance.

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    Re: juanita – Well your probably illegal and mexican, which is a problem for most people.

    Typical, nothing constructive or intelligent to say so you all just talk about her weight. I'm always defending Americans seeing as I am one living in Ireland, but the ignorant comments on this thread makes me question that.

  65. 65

    Re: jayjay81 – LMFAO!!! 'Americans don't speak English, they speak American' Oh lord. I AM print screening this.

  66. 66

    Re: shittin_condoms – i don't care about xfactor. i also don't know anyone that does either

  67. 67

    I liked it a lot. I don't think she has the voice range of Suebo, but she definitely has some power to those lungs and can sing. I think with a few voice lessons, she could harness it and become a top singer.

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    Re: jayjay81 – Oh no are you kidding me? "People from Portugal don't speak Spanish they speak Portuguese?" LOL that would be because Portuguese is a completely different language to Spanish dude and Mexicans don't speak Mexican they speak Spanish and also Americans speak English not American :/ get high much?

  69. 69

    So what if shes overweight!She has talent unlike the rest in the show this year you thick idiot!Im sure your no oil painting yourself~

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    I thought Mary was Amazing, the song really suited her voice. Can't wait to see what she does next week