The Irish national broadcaster RTÉ has confirmed that Nicky Byrne will represent Ireland in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden with the song Sunlight, today.


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Nicky Byrne said, ÔÇť”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 RT├ë have chosen me and believe in this song like I do.┬áThe song is called Sunlight and I co-wrote it with two of the music industry’s legends; producer and writer Ronan Hardiman and songwriter Wayne Hector. I have always felt this song had something different, something special. I also look forward to re-visiting Sweden, a country where we had so much success with Westlife over the years and I can’t wait to be a part of what IÔÇÖm sure will be an amazing show in Stockholm. Ireland, I will give it my best shot. SwedenÔÇŽ here we come!”.

Source: eurovision.tv