Ireland – Earlier this year Ireland and RTE announced that they internally selected Westlife Star Nicky Byrne who will be flying the Irish Flag in Stockholm in May with his song “Sunlight”. Tonight Nicky will perform the song live fir the first time on the Ray D’Arcy Show
Nicky and his team have been rehearsing all week in the hopes to present the feel and look they wish to achieve at the Contest and he had this to say about it
“We’ve been working really hard in rehearsals over the past few weeks and I can’t wait to perform in front of Ray’s live studio audience and everyone watching at home. I’m so thrilled to be representing Ireland at Eurovision in Stockholm this year. I’m looking forward to seeing how people react to the song – the feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive and the good luck wishes have been flooding in.” (Source eurovision.tv)
Nicky has been working with former Syco Creative Director Tim Byrne who has worked on the British reality shows The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent to put the performance together.
The song has shown itself to be popular within the Eurovision Fandom but this live performance will make or break people’s opinion on the song so pressure is on. You can watch the show tonight at on the official RTE website as it starts at 23:05CET (22:05GMT)