Nicky recently chatted to RSVP Magazine where he revealed that he would be willing to take some time off from radio, or to work around his job on 2fm, to tour his upcoming album which features his Eurovision single ‘Sunlight’.
“I wouldn’t be able to take months off the radio, certainly not, but we couldn’t probably arrange some live dates. That’s all pending on how well so many things do. That is the part I love the most. The thought of going live on stage and singing songs that I’ve written that would be a carrot to dangle in front of me. That would be awesome. Sitting down with a tour director, coming up with creative ideas, wow that would be incredible.”
Nicky also opened up about his upcoming album and revealed that it will probably be coming out in May (like previously mentioned).
“I’ve two songs still to record that we’ve co-written. Now I’m signed to Universal (in Ireland) I’m assuming it’ll be around Eurovision time, probably May, because I guess that makes sense”. But they might say they’ll go with the second single before releasing that. I’d imagine certainly before summer.”
Big news! Nicky is the last confirmed act for the 2016 London Eurovision Party! The big event will take place this Sunday, April 17 at the Cafe de Paris.
Hosting the event are the dynamic duo, Nicki French who represented the UK in 2000 at Eurovision and BBC commentator and radio presenter Paddy O’Connell. As well as some fantastic live performances the Eurovision DJ Dave will entertain the guests throughout the evening with classics and dance mixes alike.
Tickets are sold out, but Universal Music is giving two people the chance to attend the event. Sign up by CLICKING HERE!
Thanks to HB Ice Cream, Nicky and Jenny received some delicious treats during today’s show.
Eoin and Niamh also went into the studio to talk about the Aoife Beary Trust. They will be dancing in “Strictly For Aoife”, a Strictly Come Dancing night in Hope of Aoife Beary’s continued recovery and in Remembrance of Olivia Burke and Eimear Walsh (Loreto College Foxrock 2012). All money raised will go to their votes on the night and also for a great cause! You can donate here.
Nicky does it all: whether it’s singing, radio, tv, football… He’s incredibly talented. Well, this year has been very busy with his upcoming debut album, Eurovision, Soccer Aid and of course, The Nicky Byrne Show. But guess what? Nicky revealed to Goss.ie that he is in talks with RTé about hosting a new show!
“I have a couple of different things that I’m talking to RTE about,” he said. “It’s about getting the right format.”
We wish Nicky the best of luck and hope RTÉ finds the perfect show and format for him! We already know he’s a fantastic host 🙂
The running order of the Semi-Finals of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest has been unveiled by Host Broadcaster SVT. Nicky will be the 7th Person to Perform on May 12th!
Following the same format that has been in place since 2013, producers decided the running order to ensure that each song stands out and to create a more exciting television show. The decision was approved by the EBU Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand and the Chairman of the Reference Group, Dr. Frank Dieter Freiling.
“My goal is to give every song maximum space so it’s surrounded by other songs that make it stand out and shine for three minutes. This also reduces the anxiety surrounding where a country is placed in the running order. Wherever the artist is singing they have a chance to be noticed”, said Christer Björkman, Contest Producer for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
Here’s the running order for Semi-Finals 2:
8. FYR Macedonia
The running order for the Grand Final will be decided after the second Semi-Final. The first Semi-Final has 18 participants and will be held on 10th May while the second with 19 contestants takes place on 12th May. The Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Saturday 14th May.
The Freedom of Dublin Charity Fashion Show took place last night, and it was a complete success. Nicky was the presenter for the night and did a fabulous job, I’m sure! Thank you to all those who shared pictures. You can look at all of them by clicking on the ones below:
Thank you to everyone who made tonight such a special occasion! #FreedomOfDublin
Nicky is on the cover of the latest VIP Magazine Issue, on newsstands now! He gave an amazing interview to Bianca about his upcoming debut album (apparently set to be released on May 6th), Eurovision prep and much more! Massive thank you to Judith for sharing the scans:
Bianca: Nicky Byrne doing the Eurovision. I have to admit, I’m a bit surprised.
Nicky: Truth is, I’m really patriotic, and that’s not just a line. I love when Conor McGregor fights, love when Ireland plays football and I grew up watching the Eurovision. I am also a very competitive person. When I finished playing football at 19, and then Westlife started, I did lose that competitive side that I craved. I don’t know if we’ll ever win the Eurovision again, but sure look, we’ll give it a shot.
With Eurovision and Nicky’s debut album around the corner, it’s time we all work together to get ‘Sunlight’ on every radio station around the world… Specially Europe and the countries that are in the 2nd Semi-Finals, since they’re the ones that can vote for Nicky to make it to the Finals on May 14th!
Don’t know how to get your local radio station’s attention? I added a section to the fansite that will make things easier for everyone. It has a list of countries with radio stations for each of them – click here to visit! Here’s a video that explains everything:
So now that you’ve watched… Ready to spread the word about ‘Sunlight’? Let’s support Nicky!