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Nicky Spends The Morning on a Boat

Nicky and Sweden’s Eurovision representative, Frans, spent the morning on a boat, taking pictures for the press. Looks like they had a good time… Even if some felt a bit sick afterwards 😉

After the ride, Nicky saw some of the Swedish Press, ahead of tonight’s 1st Semi-Finals Eurovision Show. Reminder that Nicky will perform this Thursday, May 12th!

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Irish & Israeli Eurovision Parties

The Irish and Israeli Eurovision Parties took place tonight, and Nicky attended both events:

  • Pictures from the Irish Eurovision Party
  • He performed both the original and acoustic versions of his single ‘Sunlight’:

  • Pictures from the Israeli Eurovision Party
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    Nicky on his Debut Album: “I Wanted to Deliver the Best Vocals I Can with Bags of Personality”

    Last week, Nicky talked on the phone to Ellwood-Hughes from Entertainment Focus, where he discussed his debut album and Eurovision. Here are some of the highlights:

    Nicky on Representing Ireland at Eurovision.
    It’s a very proud honour to represent your country in anything. If you’re the chosen one this year to do it, you give it your best shot and you fly the flag. You just hope that you do your best and everyone is happy.

    At the end of the day it’s a song contest not a singing contest. Obviously you have to be able to sing well and there’s plenty of singers in there better than others but it’s the song and the whole package. It’s a bit of everything thrown in there. We’re trying to show people that it’s OK for artists that have had different experiences in their career to go and do Eurovision.

    Nicky on his music being different from Westlife’s.
    I didn’t sit down and say ‘I want to do something way different here’. Westlife was me as well and I did love the songs. I’m not here going ‘this is what I really am’. Not at all. People didn’t know me as a lead singer apart from the hardcore Westlife fans who would have known the album tracks and seen me on many tours taking leads. I always found myself enjoying the tours the most because I like to be a bit of a showman and an entertainer. I love the big stage and I love the crowds. If you’re going to do an album then you need to do songs that are going to lend themselves well to those live arenas.

    What I was trying to do was deliver an emotional vocal delivery and lyrics that people believed in.

    What this album is as well is personality. I wanted to deliver the best vocals I can with bags of personality. I’ve always enjoyed a right good laugh and banter on stage, it was always my role in Westlife. I was the one that got people on the stage and you always want people to have fun and go home having enjoyed themselves. You do that by singing the songs but you also do that by doing things they don’t expect you to do. There was one night where there was a guy in the front row with his missus who didn’t want to be there. The front was jumping around and he as sat with his arms folded. We all saw him from the very first song and I thought ‘I’m going to have a laugh with this guy’. I got chatting to him, found out he was from Glasgow and his favourite band was Wet, Wet, Wet. We got him up on the big screens and got someone to get him a pint. We started singing Love Is All Around Us and all the crowd knew it. We put a smile on his face.

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    Eurovision Opening Ceremony

    Tonight is the Official Opening Ceremony of Eurovision 2016 at Stockholm’s City Hall. Prior to that, a red Red Carpet event took place for press and fans, outside EuroClub. Here are all the updates!

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  • A couple videos/interviews of Nicky while walking on the red carpet (including a very sweet one with a fan):

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    Life Lessons with Nicky Byrne

    Nicky recently sat with The Weekend Magazine to reflect on his life and share some lessons he’s had along the way. It’s a very nice article, and it only makes me a prouder fan, so definitely check it out!

    Massive thank you Kian Egan Web for sending the scans – click no them to full feature. Here are some of the highlights:

    Nicky on his Family and becoming a dad.
    “A young man always hopes that he’ll be lucky enough to become a dad. It was life-changing for me and I love it. I was always responsible, but we suddenly had to put the kids before ourselves and everything became about them.”

    Nicky on his Football days.
    “Playing football for Ireland as a teenager was amazing and it taught me an awful lot. You have to learn to lose as well as win. Everyone threw a big going-away party for me when I signed for Leeds United as a teenager, but I was back home within three years and I felt like a failure. That was probably one of the biggest challenges I’ve had in life.”

    Nicky on what his parents taught him.
    My dad taught me always to concentrate on the things you love. He told me to be honest with him and he would always have my back, and never to bring the Gardaí to the door. He also taught me that everything is mind over matter. My mam, Yvonne, taught me to be a human being and a gentleman. My sister Gillian, brother Adam and I were brought up in a very loving environment, and hopefully we have all served our parents well.

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    Eurovision Press Conference & Interviews

    After rehearsals, Nicky went straight to a press conference with Team Ireland. He mentioned how his former Westlife bandmates have been so supportive of him on representing Ireland at Eurovision, and how Shane and Mark have give some nice tips! Also, my condolences go to Paul, Nicky’s drummer, on his dad passing away recently. Watch the full video below:

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