Things are looking good for Nicky Byrne’s Eurovision bid.
It looks like the former Westlife star will secure a place in the music contest’s final after he landed an extremely favourable draw in the the semi-finals.
His boyband days will no doubt work to his advantage as Australia are in the same qualifier, and he will get plenty of votes from countless ex-pats who wish to get behind Ireland.
Furthermore, the UK, one of the big five financial contributors, does not have to participate in the semi-finals, but get voting rights – meaning plenty of loyal Westlife fans across the pond will pick up the phone for Nicky.
And it appears Eurovision bosses seem to have faith in the 2FM star’s chances too, as they named him the potential “King Of Eurovision” when Ireland was drawn first in Stockholm for the semi-final, which will take place on Thursday May 12.
Nicky’s response on RTE Radio was that he’s not getting ahead of himself just yet: “I remember when performing on Strictly Come Dancing and the strategy used to be, or the rumour used to be if you opened the show you were remembered. If you closed the first half of show, you were remembered – if you were third or fourth, not so much.”
The competition takes place on May 14, and we’re crossing all our fingers & toes that the 37-year-old will be a part of the big night.