So the burning question is – Has he been selected by RTE to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2016?
Given the opportunity to participate at Eurovision he would “grab it with both hands” yet he would not confirm OR deny that he has been selected internally by RTE.
However Byrne went on to say
“If that opportunity arose for me, I would love it because I am very patriotic…If I didn’t feel I had a song that would be decent, you wouldn’t consider it.”
The singer/presenter added
“I’d represent my country in tiddliwinks if I got the opportunity” but he added that he was very aware that just because he is known from Westlife is no guarantee of success at the contest. He stressed that the song is key and that would be his biggest priority.
“You’re halfway up the ladder in terms of people knowing who you are, but that’s not going make you run the show…But if you can get a song on top of that, you might do well.”
Nicky follows Eurovision as he has been responsible for delivering the Irish votes at the contest for the last few years so he tunes into the show along with the Irish jury in RTE.
“You’re asking me to do something that I’ve done all my life….If I got the opportunity, I’d give it my best shot.”
So roll on an official announcement from RTE shortly on Eurovision 2016. RTE yesterday wrote on-line that they say “This year there maybe a change to the format which has brought mixed fortunes for Ireland in recent years” – SEE HERE
Do you think Nicky Byrne would be a good choice for Ireland at Eurovision? Will his Westlife career open a lot of opportunities for votes across Europe? Could he win the contest with the right song?
Let us know.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Independent.ie