After weeks of rumours suspecting Nicky Byrne as the Irish representative, today those rumours have been confirmed by Irish national broadcaster, RTE. The former Westlife member had large amounts of success as 1/5 of the boyband which gained most of it’s success in their homeland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, although they had some success in a number of European countries.
Ireland will be represented by Nicky Byrne and his song “Sunlight” in the 20126 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm
When Nicky was questioned about his participation he said: “Like many of us, I have grown up watching The Eurovision Song Contest. It always brought great excitement to our house down through the years and I was lucky enough to see Ireland win it on many occasions. I have a great memory as a nine year old, of dancing around our sitting room in a tri-colour sweatshirt when Johnny Logan lifted the trophy in 1987.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. 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”.