Ireland’s Got Talent singer Sharyn Ward opens up about feeling ‘depressed’ over comments made after her audition

The singer sailed through to the next round


33-yea-old Longford singer Sharyn Ward has revealed her ‘sadness’ at reading nasty comments about her Ireland’s Got Talent audition.

The singer, who is Cardboard Gangster actor John Connor’s aunt, wowed judges on the show with a moving rendition of Finbar Furey’s classic Sweet Sixteen, but has said that since producers have had to disable comments on the Youtube video of her audition due to the nature of the comments.

Shayrn is a member of the Travelling Community, and says now that she ‘thought Ireland had moved on’ from the discriminatory remarks.

“Some of them said stuff like, ‘Inbred defective genes don’t make people beautiful inside or out..Knackers are evil filth…The beasts should be rounded up and put into concentration camps’.” Sharyn told The Irish Daily Mirror.

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“I was shocked by them because I thought Ireland had moved on a little bit from that. I thought times had changed and things were a bit easier now and more accepting but having said that I’ve had a 99% positive reaction so it was just the little tiny minority.

“But they actually made me feel so depressed and so down about it and I felt so worthless after reading some of the things that I was actually going to drop out, I felt so overwhelmed about it. It was sadness really.”

Sharyn was discovered by Ireland’s Got Talent host Lucy Kennedy during an episode of her show Living With Lucy, and Louis Walsh, Michelle Visage, Jason Byrne and Denise Van Outen were all huge fans of her stunning performance.

We can’t wait to see Sharyn perform again!



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