Eurovision added a video on YouTube where Nicky introduces himself and talks about joining the most popular song contest in the world.
“When Westlife ended, I was presenting the radio show and I was also co-writing my first solo album. So we’re writing away, and in the meantime every year when Eurovision came around I was delivering the votes. You’re talking to the translator, two years, three years in a row she had said ‘You were on Westlife, would you not have a song? Would you not consider Eurovision?’ So the stars were starting to align a little bit. I know I have a song that I love, I know I have a song that people have said to me ‘That’s a really good song’. So I approached the guys and… Here we are.”
Many listeners would say that their favourite guest on The Nicky Byrne Show has always been Dustin The Turkey. Well, he came back today and gave everyone a good laugh! You can listen back to the show, by visiting their official site: rte.ie/2fm/nicky-byrne
The voting in the Eurovision Song Contest is set to be radically transformed this year.
In previous years, the results of the professional juries and viewers have been presented as a combined result – each accounting for 50% of the final score. But from this year, the professional juries and televoters will each award a separate set of points – from 1 to 8, 10 and 12. This now means the top 10 countries in both the jury and televote will receive points, adding a new level to the show.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
After viewers have cast their votes by phone, text or through the official app, each national spokesperson from the 43 countries will be called in to present the points of their jury. Then after that presentation, the televoting points from will be combined – providing one score for each song. These televoting results will then be announced by the host, starting with the country receiving the fewest points from the public.
For those wanting to know how their country has voted, the televoting and jury scores from each participating country will be available after the show on Eurovision.tv.
“This new way of presenting the votes is a big step forward, both to make a better television show as well as a more exciting competition,” said the EBU’s Jon Ola Sand, executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest. “There is more reason than ever to vote in the Eurovision Song Contest. The new voting format guarantees that the song which is most popular among the public will receive twelve points regardless of how the juries voted”.
Nicky’s debut solo single ‘Sunlight’ is out, and I want to spread the word about it in a fun and interactive way. So I came up with an idea of organising a Contest/Giveaway where fans have to tweet about the song being out, and one of them could WIN a Westlife “Where We Are” Special Taiwan Edition CD + An incredible poster. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Want all the details? Read the poster below:
Stephen Byrne came in to tell Nicky and Jenny all about Leicester City’s success and whether it is the biggest surprise the footballing world has ever seen. You can also watch this short video of them in the studio:
Would you do that at home? Would you? Hmm?! Jenny, Nicky and Stephen Byrne test their heading skills in studio!
If you are part of Westlife’s Official Mailing List, you either just received or will be receiving a very sweet mail from Nicky. He wrote a lovely letter to his fans, welcoming them to his brand new journey. Nicky, always making us proud 🙂 You can read it on full size by clicking on the imagine below:
Sign up to Nicky’s Official Mailing List you haven’t yet, and you could WIN a signed picture! Just visit nickybyrne.com
The Nicky Byrne Show have included loads of Nicky’s premium toilet, tissues & kitchen towels in their “You’re Some Laugh” prizes. Here are two pictures of Nicky and Jenny with them 😉 But the best part of today’s show was the Ronan-Off between Jenny and today’s guest, Ronan Keating. Catch up here:
People wait every year to see what the Eurovision stage will look like… And today, fans can finally have a sneak peek. Swedish broadcaster SVT has revealed the stage design for 2016 which is described as powerful and brave.
The set designers have used light as a strong component to create depth. “We want to do something that makes people wonder if it’s even possible”, says Viktor Brattström. Plans also include an innovative LED wall which allows the artists to move inside it. “Normally an LED wall is a flat background wall at the very end of the stage. We have broken up the wall and made it possible for people to move inside it” he added. “This year we are trying to play with the room and create optical illusions”.
Producer, Sven Stojanovic, is very impressed with the design plans; “It’s really a great looking stage, giving us something that we haven’t seen before. In a way the stage gives us almost unlimited possibilities but at the same time forcing us to think in a new way. Creatively it’s both challenging and inspiring”.
I cannot wait to see what Nicky will do with it! #TeamIreland