Nicky is on the latest cover of RTÉ Guide Magazine, and he looks amazing (then again, doesn’t he always?) 😉 Make sure you get a copy!
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He revealed he that missed being in the spotlight when Westlife came to an end.
“Only a chosen few get the opportunity to be in that position and I am very lucky to be among their number,” he told the RTE Guide. “We had 14 years and when it stopped, I didn’t miss it initially but after a while I did. It is like when a footballer or boxer who, when it all goes, looks back and thinks ‘Jeez I didn’t realise what I had’,” he explained.
Nicky is focussed on getting into the finals of the Eurovision this month.
“If I were to win the Song Contest that would be the biggest professional achievement of my life,” he admitted.
He also mentioned that his wife, Georgina, is his soulmate:
“We got together when we were 16 and now here we are three children later,” he said. “She is my soulmate: there is no other way of putting it. I am a family man first and foremost. I think it is simply down to how I was brought up,” he explained.
Eurovision is a week away! That means that all of this year’s participants will be flying to Sweden now to start rehearsals for their performances and do a bunch of press conferences. Nicky will join everyone in Stockholm today with all of Team Ireland! Many updates will be released in the upcoming days, so remember to keep checking back for all the latest news.
As you might remember, I organised a special fan project for Nicky a couple of weeks ago, asking fans to send me pictures and videos wishing Nicky good luck with the big song contest & the release of his debut album on May 13th. Well, now it’s the time for me to share what I put together to show him our worldwide support! Thank you to all those who participated 🙂 I really hope you like it.
It’s only 2 more days until Nicky heads to Sweden for Eurovision! After making a guest appearance on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ today, he flew back to Dublin to continue rehearsals at RTÉ for his BIG performance. Here’s a sneak peek:
The month we’ve all been waiting for since January is finally here! I’d like to welcome May with open arms because Nicky is about to have the time of his life! Eurovision and his debut album, ‘Sunlight’, are just around the corner and I couldn’t be prouder of him. 🙂 Can you believe that in less than two weeks we will have listened to his music? Get ready to vote for him at Eurovision’s 2nd Semi-Finals – He needs our support more than ever!
I made a poll with 4 possible Pictures of the Month, and shared it on the fansite’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The photo with the highest number of votes (38) was… Picture No. 1! Thank you all for voting.
Last but not least, here is May’s Fan Of The Month, @Melodyzw! Check out her profile by clicking on her picture 😉 (you can also apply to be the future Fan of The Month).
If you started your day early, you might’ve caught Nicky on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. He cooked some choux pastry bites, talked all things Eurovision and proudly held his debut album. Here are 29 pictures:
Here are all the clips from the episode (thanks to nickybyrne.info):
Before heading to Stockholm for Eurovision rehearsals, Nicky stopped by The Ray D’arcy Show, tonight. He mentioned he will go to Sweden this upcoming Tuesday, and all his family will be joining him on Eurovision week!
Nicky recently sat with RTÉ to talk all things Eurovision. The big show is just less than two weeks away, and we can’t wait to see Nicky shine on that stage! Here’s a short clip where he teases what his performance will be like… Sounds amazing!
Nicky also added that he’s very much in contact with his former Westlife bandmates; Shane, Kian and Mark.
“We’ve been in contact recently more than we ever have been in the past four years – emails and texts have been flying around. Anything I’ve seen from the boys in their own personal endeavours when they’ve been interviewed by the media has all been very positive, and privately they’ve all been very positive,” he said. “I think they’ve all probably gone ‘Only Nicky would do something like this’, he added.
As you all know, Nicky is planning to release his debut album ‘Sunlight’ on May 13th – the day after his performance at the Eurovision 2nd Semi-Finals. (You can Pre-order it HERE!)
“This album is really personality based. I’ve shared some great stories on there – personal stories and professional ones from the Westlife years. There’s a song on there called Pop Machine which is all about being in Westlife. The lads are going to love it when they hear it. I’ll send them a copy,” he laughed. “There’s also a lovely song on the album called Pretty which is a little lullaby about Gia my little daughter,” Byrne added. “I’m very proud of the album and I’ve worked hard on it. I think it’s a good pop album and I can’t wait for people to hear it and to make their own minds up.”
To continue promo week, Nicky’s interview on the Gerry Kelly Show was broadcasted this afternoon on BBC Radio Ulster. He gave more details on how his album got started and put together… Definitely worth the listen!
Click to play – Skip to Minute 12:50
Nicky also has more interviews coming up in the next 3 days, click here for the full schedule!