Singer Sinead O’Connor
was spotted with another man yesterday as she jetted off to LA - minus her hubby.
But there is no immediate cause for concern for Barry Herridge - with whom she recently reconciled - as the man spotted with Sinead was merely her biographer, reports Rachael Kane.
Olaf Tyaransen joined O’Connor for the trip to Tinseltown to support her as she performs in front of a star-studded audience tonight in a bid to bag an Oscar nomination.
But her rendition of Lay Your Head Down, which has already attracted a Golden Globe nomination, wasn’t always so popular. Hollywood star Glenn Close (64), who wrote the lyrics, hung-up on O’Connor when the pop rebel tried to sing the song to her via Skype.
Sinead (45) was on tour in Bulgaria at the time and phoned-in her vocal - the theme to Irish movie Albert Nobbs
- from her hotel. "The first three hours did not go well at all," Co Meath-born composer Brian Byrne who, co-wrote the Golden Globe-nominated song, explained. "Sinead would say, 'How does it sound?' And I'd say, 'I don't really know.' Glenn finally hung up."
However, more than six hours later "Sinead was rocking. She said she 'had it in her bones,'" Byrne says. "She sang the song 167 times, and we found the proper performance about 120 in. It really shouldn't have come together. I still can't believe we actually have a song.
"Her voice is like an old fiddle. There's no other voice in the world like it. Sinead loved the song, but she couldn't record it in Ireland because of an Eastern European tour."
The 45-year-old Nothing Compares 2U singer will perform the song at a star-studded gala evening in Hollywood tonight. The track is included on a shortlist of songs vying for an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. Other tracks on the list include songs by Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga.
Lay Your Head Down -