Today was the last day of Nicky’s album signings! Many fans went to support and meet Nicky at Golden Discs in St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. Here are a few pictures from Nicky’s Official Facebook:
At last night’s autograph signing, Nicky talked to Glenda Gilson from XPosé about last week’s shocking Eurovision results that left us all speechless. Here’s a sneak peek, and you can watch the full interview at 6PM on TV3. Online link: tv3.ie/3player/live/tv3/
It’s Day 2 of Nicky’s album signings! Nicky signed more autographs at Golden Discs in Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge, today! But before he did, he gave Newbridge Silverware a visit (they were the ones who sent Nicky all the special pins for the other Eurovision contestants, last week).
It’s Day 1 of Nicky’s album signings! Starting at 4:00pm, Nicky signed autographs at Golden Discsin Blanchardstown Shopping Centre to all the fans who attended. He even got interviewed by TV3’s XPOSÉ! Here are a few pictures Nicky shared on his Official Facebook:
Pip Ellwood-Hughes from Entertaiment Focus wrote a decent review about Nicky’s album, Sunlight. You can read his opinion below. What do you think about it? Is he right? Tell us on Twitter.
Launching a solo career after being part of a hugely successful band isn’t the easiest of things to get right. Nicky Byrne, who was once part of the chart-topping Irish band Westlife, has seen his former band mates experience varying degrees of success since the band decided to call it a day. Of the five original members, Shane Filan has had the most success as a solo artist but even he hasn’t come close to the huge success Westlife enjoyed over their career. Nicky is launching his bid for solo stardom to coincide with his Eurovision attempt, where he is representing Ireland.
On today’s The Nicky Byrne Show, Jenny talked to Nicky on the phone about last night’s Eurovision 2nd Semi-Final results. Sad to hear Nicky so down about what happened, but I hope that he knows he didn’t let anyone down – on the contrary, he made us prouder than ever! We love you, Nicky!
Nicky also released the following official statement:
“Obviously I’m disappointed – I really would have loved to represent Ireland at the final on Saturday, but sometimes things just don’t work out the way you want them to. I went out there and gave it my absolute best shot. I’ve had such an amazing time in Stockholm and I’m so glad I had the honour of representing Ireland at Eurovision. I’ve had some brilliant experiences and met fantastic people so I’ll take those special memories with me. I have no regrets – life is short and it was an incredible opportunity to represent my country in front of a global audience. I would recommend it to any music act to take on the challenge next year – there is no bigger platform. Over 200 million people watch the Eurovision and with America broadcasting the for the first time this year and Justin Timberlake performing during the interval act it just goes to show how popular and loved it is. I want to thank Team Ireland – Ian, Jay, Janet, Jennifer and Johann for all their hard work. It was brilliant to have such a great team with me. Thanks and love to Georgina, the kids and my family, thanks to friends, colleagues,my management team Tim and Joanne, RTE and Universal for all the support in recent months. There are too many people to thank – you know who you are and I’m very grateful for all the support you’ve shown me. Thanks to all the fans and everyone around the world who voted. When I get home I’m looking forward to promoting the new album Sunlight. I’m so proud that I had the opportunity to fly the flag for Ireland at Eurovision 2016.”
Nicky took the stage at the Globe Arena in Stockholm to represent Ireland at the 2nd Semi-Finals and did his country and the world proud! You could see that he was having the time of his life, and all the crowd as well! Nicky shined on stage like he always has and showed just how much work he’s put into this whole experience.
Unfortunately, he didn’t make it to the Eurovision Finals. Of course we’re all sad, specially after seeing how incredibly well he did, but this doesn’t mean he’s not a winner to all of us. It’s been so much fun to follow him on his Eurovision journey and I will always remember this. Nicky, don’t even for a moment think that you did something wrong… You are a star and we’ve never been prouder! You deserve a standing ovation for everything that you’ve done!
Amazing Time Amazing Support I gave it my all, I'm sorry I didn't get us there. I pass on the torch to someone else now next year. ? Nick.