Nicky Byrne To Represent Ireland At Eurovision
Nicky Byrne is to sing for Ireland in this year's Eurovision contest.
The 2FM DJ, who rose to fame as a member of chart-topping boyband Westlife, will sing Sunlight, a song he co-wrote with songwriter Wayne Hector and composer Ronan Hardiman.
Chatting about his memories of Eurovision, Nicky said: ""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.
Nicky is looking forward to the challenge ahead and said: "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".
Although many took to Twitter to speculate that dollar bills may have been a big factor in Nicky's decision, it has been confirmed that he will actually waive the fee.
The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on May 14th.