The latest singing sensation, Dublin supermarket check out worker Mary Byrne,50, once again enthralled the judges on Britain's X Factor.
Her popularity on the Simon Cowell owned show has led to comparisons with Susan Boyle who also created a sensation on a similar show 'Britain's Got Talent' last year.
Mary Byrne an overweight single mother from Ballyfermot was given a standing ovation by the live audience after she did a magnificent version of Dusty Springfield's You Don't Have To Say You Love Me.
Over 1.6 million people have now viewed her original tape for the first show on You Tube (below)
The Irish singer from a Dublin working class neighborhood broke down and cried as the audience rose to their feet and gave her a prolonged standing ovation.
Even Simon Cowell seemed overwhelmed "Mary this is why I would never put an age limit in these shows. In terms of song choices just do what you’re doing because you are getting this 100% right."
Irish judge Louis Walsh said "Mary you are the heart and soul of the X factor. You are an amazing singer. I’m really proud to be Irish and working with you."
'X Factor' judge Dannii Minogue also raved about her performance saying;
'Mary I know you were nervous about tonight’s performance and you absolutely don’t have to be nervous at all. That was priceless, it was so beautiful.'
Judge Cheryl Cole also gave her huge credit: 'You do something to me that I'm covered in goosebumps. I'm head to toe chills. I truly believe in your performance.'
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