In a recent interview with UK Breakfast show, Good Morning Britain, John Lydon admits that whilst he’s never watched the Eurovision Song contest, he is a fan.
The singer who’s aiming to represent Ireland this year with the song Hawaii says that although he’s never watched the contest that:
“It was one of the highlights of TV in my youth where you’d sit around with your family. It’s part of the culture.”
John also spoke about how his song Hawaii talks about his wife’s battle with Alzheimer’s adding:
“Win lose or draw, if i’m bringing awareness to Alzheimer’s that’s a win because that’s such a debilitating thing to watch my wife suffer and to have to go through. More power to the Irish for giving me the respect here. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about performing it live.”
Speaking about the song, presenter and ex MP Ed Balls added:
“I don’t think the Eurovision Song Contest has ever seen a song which packs such an emotional punch and I really hope that this comes not only a hit but that you also make it to Eurovision because the world should hear this song and my Dad I know will be cheering you on and I know that’s quite an achievement.”
Speaking about how John deals with his partners Alzheimer’s, John said:
“I developed into a 24-7 kind of person to kind of deal with it. You live for the moment and you’ve got to be there and it’s such a beautiful gift, that moment of recognition. Remember me.”
You can see the full interview below, with the song underneath:
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