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Listen Back to Nicky’s Interview on The Tracy Clifford Show

Nicky was interviewed on The Tracy Clifford Show today, just after the it was announced who Ireland will be competing against at the Eurovision Semi-Finals. He mentioned that they have already put the band together and some vocalists for the big performance on the 12th of May.

Also like previously reported, Nicky confirmed that the first big performance of “Sunlight” will be on Feb 13th on The Ray D’Arcy Show. He’ll also have a few big performances in Europe to help promote the single… So stay tuned for news and announcements!

Skip to minute 4:00 to listen to the Interview

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Eurovision: Nicky Will Perform in the 2nd Semi-Finals (May 12)

It was just announced by Eurovision that Nicky will be representing Ireland and performing “Sunlight” on May 12 – The 1st half of the 2nd Semi-Finals in Stockholm! The BIG 3 that will be able to vote for him are: Germany, Italy, and the U.K. + all the others involved.

Here are the countries that will be competing in the 2nd Semi-Finals:

1st Half

  • Latvia
  • Belarus
  • Ireland
  • Switzerland
  • F.Y.R. Macedonia
  • Australia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Israel
  • Serbia
  • 2nd Half

  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Denmark
  • Georgia
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Norway
  • Ukraine
  • Beligium
  • Full list:


    Best of luck to Nicky and Ireland! I have a good feeling about this. Everyone get ready to vote!

    Categories Eurovision Magazines News Photoshoots Pictures Updates

    Nicky Talks to Sunday World About Eurovision & Family


    Nicky was recently interviewed by Sunday World Magazine, and he’s in today’s issue. A massive thank you to Judith for sending me a scan of the article. You can read it by clicking on the pictures below:

    Gallery Links:

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    Eurovision Semi-Final Allocation Draw Will Be On Monday

    The draw for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest Semi Finals will take place this upcoming Monday 25th January in Stockholm’s City Hall. After this draw, Ireland will know whether Nicky will be performing in Semi Final 1 or Semi Final 2.

    18 countries will take part in Semi Final 1 on 10th May and 19 countries will take part in Semi Final 2 on 12th May. The 17/18 other countries that will be competing against Ireland for one of the ten qualifier slots from this Semi Final will also be revealed! The exact running order will be determined by the producers of the show at a later date. In total, 26 countries will be represented in the Grand Final. will be streaming the Semi-Final Allocation Draw live this Monday at 11:15 am CET, and so will SVTPlay. Make sure you’re following Eurovision on Instagram because they will be giving us a sneak peak behind the scenes from the Semi-Final Allocation Draw.

    Source: Eurovision

    Categories Eurovision Music Promo Radio Twitter Updates

    Request ‘Sunlight’ On Your Local Radio Stations

    We all know Sunlight is a brilliant tune, and it’s absolutely perfect for Eurovision – It’s catchy, it’s fun, it’s uplifting! It makes you want to blast it in your car, roll down the windows and dance along.

    So what’s next? We have to get the word out there about Nicky’s first song as a solo artist. Yes, basically all of Ireland has heard last week’s amazing news, but let’s make sure it gets the airplay time it deserves! How do we do that? Simple:

  • Listen to your local radio stations.
  • Look them up on twitter.
  • Send them a tweet asking them to play: ‘Sunlight’ by Nicky Byrne.
  • Preferably include the link to Nicky’s lyric video:
  • Or you could call and/or text them.
  • See? Easy! Keep requesting the song throughout the week and let’s get it to the top of the radio charts!

    Categories Articles Eurovision Family Interviews Magazines Music News Pictures Updates

    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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    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! 😉