Westlife fans are thrilled that Nicky Byrne will be entering the Eurovision for Ireland this year – but he doesn’t fully have the backing of his former manager.
The singer has revealed that the music mogul told him he has no hope of winning the song contest – um, great support Lou Lou!
Nicky admitted that despite receiving well wishes from people across the country Louis pleaded with him not to get his hopes up.
“Louis has told me already that we aren’t going to win. I am under no illusions. He said I’m not going to win, that it’s a good song, it is catchy and it is the best one since Jedward and Lipstick,” he told the Irish Daily Mail.
“It could make Top Ten; it will qualify but won’t win it. And that is Louis for you and if we qualify that will be a result.”
To make matters worse, RTÉ’s former musical director Frank McNamara slated Nicky’s song ‘Sunlight’, calling it bland.
However, the 2FM presenter says his former bandmates are giving their full support, and he’s delighted that they have his back.
“I only sent (the song) to the band on Monday night and I have to say the response was amazing,” he said.
“I think we are all men now, I really do. The text messages back from them were just so supportive. Things like “fully behind you”, “Ireland 12 points”, “you can do this”, “I have your back”, from all of them”.