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:
Best of luck to Nicky and Ireland! I have a good feeling about this. Everyone get ready to vote!
If you listen to The Nicky Byrne Show on a daily basis, you know that Jenny Greene is not a Taylor Swift fan. Well, she’s recently admitted that she likes her new single ‘Out Of The Woods’, so Nicky made her download it on iTunes 😉 He even gave her the 2€ to pay for it! Watch the video:
Also: Who has it rougher – girl bands or boy bands? Nicky spills the beans!
Nicky’s lyric video for his new song ‘Sunlight’ has reached over 103,000 views on RTÉ’s YouTube Channel! If we add the views from that video and the one Nicky uploaded on his Official YouTube Account, the song has more than 170,000 plays in only 3 days! Well done, Nicky!
Nicky told the Irish Sun that believes his late dad could be guiding his Eurovision bid. Nikki Byrne Sr was a major fan of the contest and would host Eurovision nights at Baldoyle Racecourse, where he performed in a cabaret band.
“My dad is six years dead this November but I sometimes wonder are the stars aligned this year? Because my dad was such a fan of Eurovision, he would love this. I actually feel he was in the room when we wrote the song that would be our Eurovision entry Sunlight.”
“Dad saw my career with Westlife go through the roof but he didn’t hear me on 2FM or hear my first solo album. But I still feel him very much around.”
Nicky also chatted to Goos.ie about his plans to promote his album in the future, and how his family will always come first:
“I’d love to promote the album but first and foremost I’m a dad, I’m a husband and I’m not going to be jumping on a tour for months on end,” he explained. “I’m not going to do that anymore but I’ll certainly promote the album and give it my best shot. You know I’m 37, I’m not Niall Horan, I’ve done that, I’ve worn that jersey being months on end when you haven’t been home and I loved it,” he revealed. “But it’s a young man’s game to do that and that’s not me when you have kids in school, playing their football and hobbies.”
More congratulations are in order because Nicky just revealed on RTÉ Today that he officially has a record deal with Universal Music Ireland!
Nicky has been working on his music for two years now and hearing this makes me more proud than I already was. So happy that all his hard work is paying off. Looking forward to its most anticipated release later this year!
Here’s his interview on RTÉ Today, where he shared the exciting news:
It’s a busy day for Nicky after today’s big announcements! He will be interviewed on various radio and TV shows, so I’m going to be updating this post as audio, clips and pictures are released. Keep checking back for new additions!
• THE IAN DEMPSEY BREAKFAST SHOW – TODAY FM – Skip to minute 47:46
• BREAKFAST REPUBLIC – RTÉ 2FM
Nicky was on Breakfast Republic this morning and he showed Bernard O’Shea some Westlife dance moves + he talked about planning for Eurovision:
• THE NICKY BYRNE SHOW – RTÉ 2FM – Skip to hour 2:47:18
RTÉ 2fm has a brand new look and they’re using the hashtag #SoundOfTheNation as their slogan! To go with the new changes, they released an incredible promo and a Photoshoot of each of their shows as well. Here’s the first official Nicky and Jenny professional picture for The Nicky Byrne Show. Amazing!
I want to wish all of you guys a very Happy New Year! Hope you have a wonderful 2016. I can already tell that this will be one of the most exciting years for us Nicky fans! But before we get started, I wanted to make this short video to sum up Nicky’s 2015. Lots of incredible things happened, so lets relive the best moments:
The 2fm Xmas Ball took place last Wednesday, December 23rd at the 3Arena. Nicky and other RTÉ 2fm presenters were the hosts for the night and did a magnificent job. The event raised 450K for ISPCC Childline making it a complete success!