X Factor 2010: You don’t have to say you love Mary Byrne

It’s time for our favourite singing checkout operator, Mary Byrne. On tonight’s [[The X Factor 2010|X Factor]], Tesco Mary sings Dusty Springfield’s You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, a song title that really boosted the word count of this post.

They’ve styled Mary in all-black again this week, but the outfit’s much better looking.

Mary’s voice is simply amazing. What she does is emotive and powerful, but she makes it all seem effortless. The crowd goes nuts when she wraps up. The applause is so loud at the end of the performance that Dannii has to hold off giving her comments and Mary cries with the emotion of it all.

Judges’ Comments

  • Dannii: Mary, I know you were nervous about tonight’s performance. You don’t have to be nervous at all. That was priceless, that was so beautiful. I can’t wait to hear what you sing next. And please Louis, put in some modern songs as well, becuase you can sing anything.
  • Cheryl: I don’t know what it is, you do something to me where I’m covered in goosebumps. I respect you as a woman, I respect you as an artist. And I believe every single word you’re singing comes from experience
  • Simon: Mary, this is why I would never put an age limit on one of these shows. It’s absolutely right that you’re competing with somebody like Cher. In terms of song choices, just do what you’re doing. You’re getting this 100% right. It’s believeable, it’s emotional. I didn’t think I’d like you much when it came to the live finals, but I’m happy to admit that I’m wrong.
  • Louis: Mary, you are the heart and soul of the X Factor. You’re exactly what it says on the tin. You’re an amazing singer. I’m proud to be Irish and to be working with you.

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