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Nicky interview on Raidió na Life 106.4FM

Darren Cleary talks to Nicky Byrne from Westlife about the tour, walking away from Simon Cowell’s record label, the new album and much more.

This is the full interview, part of which was aired on Raidió na Life 106.4FM.

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Westlife: The older our fans get, the madder they are

After 12 years, Westlife are still one of the biggest boy bands around but as they’re settling down and having kids you’d be forgiven for thinking it could all be coming to an end. Not if their fans have anything to do with it though…

You can read the rest of the interview here.

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Richard Curtis has us covered

BRITISH film producer Richard Curtis – the man behind movies like Love Actually and Notting Hill – suggested to Simon Cowell that we cover the Athlete song Chances.

It’s ended up on Gravity.Richard said he would like to use it in one of his films, so hopefully he’ll make Notting Hill 2 and that will be the theme tune.

When someone like Richard suggests a song, we all listen.

If you compare the original to ours, the difference is dramatic.

Athlete’s version is very cool and lo-fi whereas ours is big, cinematic and very pop.

We worked with Richard on Uptown Girl – it was him who got Claudia Schiffer in the video.

WITH the new single title in mind, we started to discuss what we think is the definition of beautiful.

Shane said his wife. Mark added that beauty was a personal thing. And some might think the desk that we were sitting at while editing today’s Playlist was beautiful, while others would think it was hideous.

Nicky meanwhile declared that he thinks Nando’s is beautiful.

Shane likes their chicken wings and Kian loves the chicken pitta with pineapple.

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Rihanna’s the girl

WITH Gravity being the title of the album, the tour will have that theme – maybe something space-influenced.

We just want it to look amazing. Every year we do a medley on tour and we’d like to do a Rihanna one this time as without a doubt she’s one of our favourite artists of 2010.

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Matt Cardle is a real hit

GOOD on Matt Cardle for selling so many singles since he won The X Factor.

He seemed nervous when he per­formed with Rihanna but no wonder, as she was standing in his face.

Nicky thinks they should’ve kissed at the end of the song.

While some of the finalists have signed to our record label, we haven’t really thought about coll­aborating with any of them – but who knows?

Wagner will do amazingly out of private gigs for the next few months – just look at Chico.

But Matt was a worthy winner.