“I count my lucky stars every day, especially at the moment with the radio going so well and this show going so well. I had a couple of shows that didn’t take off. I needed this. I was delighted to get the chance and I really hope people are enjoying the show. I like to bring my own personality to it but at the end of the day it’s about the dancers.”
Having experienced what the contestants are going through, Nicky remembered what it was like to take part in Strictly Come Dancing back in 2012.
“You can’t even describe the nerves.The rehearsals is one thing but then when you get out there, your mouth dries up. I remember when I did Strictly, you just want to get through the dance. At that point you don’t even care what the judges say. You don’t want to let your partner down and as cliche as that sounds, it’s true.”
And speaking of competitions, Nicky didn’t rule out representing his country at Eurovision again someday, saying:
“It was an amazing experience and it is the biggest singing entertainment show in the world. I’ve no regrets, absolutely none. It was a decent performance but we just didn’t get it over the line. But never say never. It’s all about the right moment and the right song, but certainly in the next couple of years.”
Prior to The Nicky Byrne Show, this morning, Jennifer Maguire from RTÉ 2fm’s Breakfast Republic, was discussing some news regarding Eurovision (where she joked about Nicky), and later on critiqued Westlife’s album titles. But worry not because Nicky was around to funnily confront her! Watch how it went down. ?
On Saturday evening, Nicky delivered the Irish Votes for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and received a huge cheer from the audience as soon as he appeared on screen! 🙂 In case you missed it or want to watch it again, here it is:
The EurovisionFinal is taking place tonight and you can watch live worldwide via the live stream below. This year’s Song Competition comes to an end as the remaining 26 countries fight to be this year’s best song in Europe.
Nicky will be delivering the Irish votes once everyone’s performed, so sit down and get comfortable for the next 3+ hours – It’s about to get fun! Show starts at 8:00PM IRE time.
If you live in Ireland, you can watch live from RTÉ One.
If you live in the U.K., you can watch live from BBC One.
Only one more day until the Eurovision Final! Like previous years, it was announced last week that Nicky will be delivering the Irish votes. Here’s a picture of him getting ready for the big night – Can’t wait!
Nicky’s been part of the Eurovision World since 2013. He delivered the Irish Votes for 3 consecutive years and represented Ireland in 2016’s competition. Well, this year he’s returning to give Ireland’s votes on the show’s final, taking place on Saturday, May 13th at 9:00PM CEST (8:00PM IRE/UK)!
Eurovision just wouldn’t be the same without Nicky, so I couldn’t be more excited to hear the news. If you plan to tune in from one of the participating countries, you can watch it on one of your public broadcaster’s primary channels. Show will also be available worldwide from Eurovision’s Official YouTube Channel.
2016 was a phenomenal year for all of us Nicky fans. What with the release of his debut solo album ‘Sunlight’, Eurovision, The Nicky Byrne Show, Soccer Aid… I could go on and on. It was very special for Nicky and it was a pleasure to follow and support him on another incredible chapter in his life.
I decided to make this video to celebrate everything that happened and share it with all you guys. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I liked putting it together. 🙂 What was your favourite moment of 2016?