The Irish national broadcaster confirmed this morning that Nicky Byrne will represent Ireland in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, with the song “Sunlight”.
Nicky’s song has been co-written by Wayne Hector, Ronan Hardiman, and Nicky Byrne himself. Nicky stated:
I’m absolutely over the moon. I really am. To be given the opportunity to represent our country is huge. I’m really looking forward to it… We have what we feel is a really catchy, kind of pop/soft rock song. I have a great memory as a nine year old, of dancing around our sitting room in a tri-colour sweatshirt when Johnny Logan lifted the trophy in 1987.
After eight years of organizing national selections, RTE has decided to go for a complete internal selection this year. Also, Ireland hasn’t qualified for the Grand Final in the last two editions of the Contest, and they’re hoping that Nicky will bring nation back to the Finals this year.
Give a listen to “Sunlight” right here: