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Nicky On The Cover of Irish Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine

Nicky is on the cover of today’s Irish Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine! For those who don’t live in Ireland and can’t read the article anywhere, I uploaded the pictures to the Gallery. Click on them to see their full size:

Here are some of the highlights from the interview. Really worth the read!

On finding his sound and ‘wow-ing’ people:

“When I went to write a solo album I even surprised myself. Ronan Hardiman deserves a lot of credit because he instilled a lot of confidence in me when I got to the songwriting process. He couldn’t believe my tone and he told me that I had a real sweet spot in my voice that was best in a certain range and we tried to capitalise on that and he believed that we would shock a lot of people and hopefully we have.”

On his upcoming Eurovision performance:

“It does need a big performance and we have Lee Lodge on board who has produced the Grammys and VMAs as well as One Direction concerts so hopefully he will dream up something incredible and I can deliver it on the night. Right now we are assembling five backing singers to create the performance and they have to be brilliant.”

On his former Westlife bandmates and their reaction to the news:

“We are brothers and we never lost that bond so we are all doing really well in our own fields. I am sure they all went, ‘holy s**t, what is he doing?’ but then they saw the song and the video and got what I was doing. They have all worked with Wayne and they are very musical and they probably got it and went, ‘Only Nicky would do something like this…’.”

On the Eurovision results:

“The pressure is huge. Don’t get me wrong at the end of the day it is me standing on the stage and I am under no illusions as to what could happen. I thought long and hard about it because everything is going so well, radio is flying, I’m really happy at home and the kids are in school and healthy and happy. Why do you want to put yourself up to this? But life is short, I know it is a decent song and I am a fighter. I am very Irish and I don’t want to see us not qualify. That doesn’t mean I will guarantee that but I will do all the Press and promotion and do the video and call on the biggest names to mix it and if we fall short it won’t be for lack of effort.”

On his family and Georgina’s support throughout his career:

“If I qualify we will all want to be in the same country on the one night. So whatever happens I will be able to go and give them a hug in Stockholm. I’m guessing I will be away doing promo in early May so I will miss Georgina’s birthday, which won’t be ideal. Look, if there was a Golden Globe for best supporting wife she would win it hands down. She has stood by and supported me through Westlife, Strictly, the football career before that – and now Eurovision. When I first considered this I went to her, she just said ‘If you think you can do this then go and do it. Why would you let your fear stop you if you think you can do it?’ And that is just how amazing she is.”

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RTÉ’s Eurovision Announcement at the Morrison Hotel HQ Pictures

As you know, two days ago Nicky had an extremely busy day because news came out that he will be representing Ireland at the 2016 Eurovision song competition in Stockholm. RTÉ held a special event at the Morrison Hotel where Nicky talked to the press.

Here I have 7 EXCLUSIVE High Quality pictures of Nicky. Massive thank you to hermionegranger for sending them in:



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15.01.16 – The Nicky Byrne Show Pictures

Carl Mullan presented his “Ones To Watch in 2016” music playlist this morning on The Nicky Byrne Show, and of course it included Nicky’s brand new song ‘Sunlight’. He even got to wear the jacket from Nicky’s lyric video! Jenny Greene also tweeted a picture of our fave checking his phone and his very nice shoes. 😉 View the photos here:



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You Won’t Believe What Nicky’s Toothbrush Says

The signs are everywhere! Nicky is meant to represent Ireland at the 2016 Eurovision in Stockholm, and his new toothbrush indicates just that! 😉

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More on Eurovision + Nicky’s Album Promo Plans

RTÉ News talked to Nicky about Eurovision and Ireland’s plans for this year at the most awaited song competition:


Nicky told the Irish Sun that believes his late dad could be guiding his Eurovision bid. Nikki Byrne Sr was a major fan of the contest and would host Eurovision nights at Baldoyle Racecourse, where he performed in a cabaret band.

“My dad is six years dead this November but I sometimes wonder are the stars aligned this year? Because my dad was such a fan of Eurovision, he would love this. I actually feel he was in the room when we wrote the song that would be our Eurovision entry Sunlight.”

“Dad saw my career with Westlife go through the roof but he didn’t hear me on 2FM or hear my first solo album. But I still feel him very much around.”

Nicky also chatted to Goos.ie about his plans to promote his album in the future, and how his family will always come first:

“I’d love to promote the album but first and foremost I’m a dad, I’m a husband and I’m not going to be jumping on a tour for months on end,” he explained. “I’m not going to do that anymore but I’ll certainly promote the album and give it my best shot. You know I’m 37, I’m not Niall Horan, I’ve done that, I’ve worn that jersey being months on end when you haven’t been home and I loved it,” he revealed. “But it’s a young man’s game to do that and that’s not me when you have kids in school, playing their football and hobbies.”

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Nicky Has New Record Deal With Universal Music!

More congratulations are in order because Nicky just revealed on RTÉ Today that he officially has a record deal with Universal Music Ireland!

Nicky has been working on his music for two years now and hearing this makes me more proud than I already was. So happy that all his hard work is paying off. Looking forward to its most anticipated release later this year!

Here’s his interview on RTÉ Today, where he shared the exciting news:

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Nicky Byrne Is Planning His Eurovision Performance

Nicky was at the Morrison Hotel where RTÉ announced that he will be representing Ireland at Eurovision this year. He mentioned his album plans:

“I’ve written this album over the past few years and it was always going to come out in 2016.” Nicky said. “We’re talking to a label at the moment and I think a deal usually comes off the back of a single and I think Sunlight is the song to do that, it just happens to also be Ireland’s entry to the Eurovision. Hopefully the album will come out later this year but right now I’m riding the crest of this wave of Eurovision.”

Nicky also decided not to receive a fee from his Eurovision performances and instead has requested his payment to go back into the production costs.

“It’s an honour to represent my country and it makes sense to me to put that money into the performance so it can look better,” he added.


Click here to watch a video interview with The Irish Times

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Nicky mentioned to Goss.ie that he sent the song to his former Westlife bandmates before making today’s announcements:

“I haven’t asked them for advice but I’ve texted them all last night with the song and video, told them it was true and wanted them to hear from me first,” he explained. “I rang Louis as well obviously, every one of them text and were really positive, ‘love the song, love the video, very catchy, you can do it’.”

“Kian sent a lovely text saying, ‘I got your back, you can do it’, Mark’s going ‘this makes me so happy, the song, the Eurovision, you. At last you’re doing something you’ve really wanted to do’,” he smiled. “I think Shane’s in Dubai at the minute and he said ‘I loved the song, fair play, what do you have to lose’.”

For more visit Independent.ie | Click here for more on Eurovision and Nicky’s song “Sunlight”

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Updates on Nicky Byrne’s Press Day

It’s a busy day for Nicky after today’s big announcements! He will be interviewed on various radio and TV shows, so I’m going to be updating this post as audio, clips and pictures are released. Keep checking back for new additions!

THE IAN DEMPSEY BREAKFAST SHOW – TODAY FM Skip to minute 47:46

BREAKFAST REPUBLIC – RTÉ 2FM

Nicky was on Breakfast Republic this morning and he showed Bernard O’Shea some Westlife dance moves + he talked about planning for Eurovision:

THE NICKY BYRNE SHOW – RTÉ 2FM Skip to hour 2:47:18

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RAY D’ARCY RADIO- RTÉ Radio 1

EOGHAN MCDERMOTT – RTÉ 2FM Skip to hour 1:42:08

XPOSÉ ON TV3


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Nicky & Kian Catch Up on The Nicky Byrne Show

Kian Egan was interviewed on today’s The Nicky Byrne Show! He talked about The Voice Of Ireland, his upcoming projects, Jodi Albert’s boutique in Sligo, surfing, and a few other things. Even if it was just a phone call, it was nice to listen to Nicky and Kian catch up… Just like old times 🙂 Listen back here:

Don’t miss The Voice Of Ireland and support Team Kian every Sunday at 6:30pm on RTÉ One.