It’s just been confirmed by RTÉ that Nicky will be representing Ireland at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm! This are massive news, since is the longest-running annual TV song competition of the year with over 120 million viewers around the world. This is a huge platform for Nicky and it could launch his solo career in a big way!
“The Eurovision is a TV show and song contest like no other and for the past three years my Eurovision experience has gotten better and my affiliation grown stronger, as I have proudly delivered the Irish votes live from Dublin.” Nicky said. “This year I go one step further, and actually walk on that stage to represent my country, I am honoured RTÉ have chosen me and believe in this song like I do.”
Don’t think this could get any better? Continue reading: Nicky’s song for Eurovision has just been released and it’s called “Sunlight”! It was co-written by Nicky himself, renowned songwriter Wayne Hector and award-winning composer Ronan Hardiman. Watch the lyric video now and listen to the incredible song:
“I’m absolutely over the moon. I really am. To be given the opportunity to represent our country is huge,” Nicky told RTÉ News. “I’m really looking forward to it… We have what we feel is a really catchy, kind of pop/soft rock song. It isn’t a ballad, it’s a very up tempo song, it is very radio friendly.”
Nicky will perform in the Eurovision Semi-Final in the Globe Arena in Stockholm on either Tuesday 10 or Thursday 12 May, to qualify for a place in the Final on Saturday, May 14. The draw to decide which Semi-Final Ireland is to perform in will take place at the end of January.
“I also look forward to re-visiting Sweden, a country where we had so much success with Westlife over the years and I can’t wait to be a part of what I’m sure will be an amazing show in Stockholm. Ireland, I will give it my best shot. Sweden… here we come.”
Nicky has also enlisted the help of Tim Byrne, former Creative Director of Simon Cowell’s company Syco Entertainment. He will lead a team featuring Lee Lodge whose production credits include the 2015 Oscars and MTV Music Video Awards. Nicky will perform the new song live on The Ray D’Arcy Show on February 13 for the first time.
We’re super proud of our Nicky, and cannot wait to show our full support on this amazing new journey! The surprise and excitement of listening to Sunlight way earlier than expected is just incomparable. It’s his turn to show the world his talent as a solo artist!
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