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ALMOST four years after Westlife devastated fans by announcing their split, Nicky Byrne will return to perform in front of millions as this year’s Irish Eurovision entrant – a prospect even he’s admitted is “daunting”.
However, he’s hoping that thanks to his 14 years in one of the biggest selling boybands off all time, he’ll be in good stead to avoid the dreaded “nil points” which has haunted so many countries before him, including the UK.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk at last night’s Brit Awards, Nicky said: “It’s like 200 million people watching so you have to blank that out. It is daunting.”
“You can’t buy experience,” he explained. “And hopefully that will stand to you, but you still get nervous – nobody’s bulletproof. But that arena in Stockholm I’ve done with Westlife so you’d like to think you won’t freeze on the night.”
The UK are yet to pick their entrant, as six aspiring singers will go head to head this Friday for a spot in this year’s grand final.
On his rivals, Nicky continued: “I’ve listened to them all, all six of them and it’s just so hard especially when it’s a public vote. There’s a Biff song in their that he’s co-written with Leona Lewis but I have to say its going to be a close call.
Ahead of tomorrow night’s sing-off to select the UK’s bid for glory, Express.co.uk spoke to Eurovision hopefuls Joe and Jake, who insisted their experience on The Voice will work to their favour.
By Adam Miller