Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Ireland – “Sunlight” By Nicky Byrne

Nicky_ByrneEurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. The Ireland song is called “Sunlight” and is performed by Nicky Byrne.

ARTIST

Nicky, who has performed in arenas around the world and has sold 45 million records as part of Westlife, will perform the song Sunlight co-written by himself, renowned songwriter Wayne Hector and award-winning composer Ronan Hardiman.

SONG

The song has been produced in Ireland by Ronan Hardiman and Nicky Byrne and mixed in LA by Serban Ghenea who has mixed 140 Number 1 singles including Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off and Uptown Funk from Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO

OPINION

It’s nice to see Nicky go out on his own after taking the backseat in Westlife. It’s a nice song with nice words but I’m just not sure if it’s too “predictable” and “safe”. This could have possibly been a Westlife album filler at one point. It’s all very Ronan Keating circa 1999 I think but a much better effort from Ireland than the past few years.

PREDICTION

A catchy song performed by a well known pretty face so I think it will definitely qualify but I’m just not so sure it will make the left hand side of the leader board.

LYRICS

“Don’t be afraid
It’s only dark
Till the world
Turns round
Just don’t look down
If you’re afraid of
The higher ground
Hold on to me and let
Me hold on to you
We don’t look back
We let it slide out of view
And we can make it if we
Break out beyond these clouds

We’ll be standing out in the
Sunlight
We stay together
We’ll live forever in the
Sunlight
It’s now or never
You know you better
Just touch who you wanna
Kiss who you gotta
Fight like we’re winners
Love like beginners
Dance like you mean it
Sing like you feel it
Everything’s better
Standing out in the sun

Stop for a moment just
To take in the
Sights and sounds
Hold on to me and let
Me hold onto you
We don’t look back
We let it slide out of view
There’s no tomorrow
So let’s live in the here and now

We’ll be standing out in the
Sunlight
We stay together
We’ll live forever in the
Sunlight
It’s now or never
You know you better
Just touch who you wanna
Kiss who you gotta
Fight like we’re winners
Love like beginners
Dance like you mean it
Sing like you feel it
Everything’s better
Standing out in the sun

Come turn me
Inside out upside down
I’ll be your lover boy
Turn the music loud
We can join the crowd
In the sunlight
We stay together
We’ll live forever in the
Sunlight

It’s now or never
You know you better
Just touch who you wanna
Kiss who you gotta
Fight like we’re winners
Love like beginners
Dance like you mean it
Sing like you feel it
Everything’s better
Standing out in the sun”

Good luck Nicky!

Let me know your thoughts and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

 

*photo credit RTE

 

 

 

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