"X Factor" contestants are pleading with the shows producers requesting not to sing alongside Mary Byrne this Saturday night because they are convinced the Dublin woman is cursed!

In the past three weeks every competitor who has sang in the same section of the show as Mary as either been renegaded to the sing off or been sent home.

Contestants are convinced any act who performs in the same slot as Mary are instantly forgotten because of her powerful impact.

The 50-year-old has remained safe in the opening stages of the show. Each week she has offerd audiences memorable performances of classics hits such as James Brown's “It's A Man's Man's Man's World”.

"You know the phrase 'follow THAT' - well that's how everyone feels coming on after Mary,” one show source revealed to the Daily Star.

"She's pulling votes in by the million and is the surprise package of the show so far. It's spelling bad news for anyone who has to compete with her for the audience's attention.

"After all four of her rivals being jinxed, there's certainly no rush to be the one who tries to break the hoodoo.

"It used to be going first that was seen as the worst slot but many acts would happily go first if it meant keeping Mary away from them," they added.

We say you either have or you don’t and our Mary has it for sure!

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