Eurovision 2016 – Ireland

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Artist:Nicky Byrne
Song:Sunlight
Composer(s):Nicky Byrne, Wayne Hector and Ronan Hardiman
Writer(s):Nicky Byrne, Wayne Hector and Ronan Hardiman
Website:http://www.nickybyrne.com
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Biography

Nicky Byrne was born in Dublin, Ireland. He is best known for his time spent as a member of the hugely successful Irish boyband, Westlife. Music was a big part of Nicky’s upbringing. His father Nikki Snr, was also in a band, and this is where Nicky’s love of music originated.

However Nicky’s exceptional talents on the football field, saw him establish himself as a professional goalkeeper at a very young age. He played for the Republic of Ireland under 15/16 and at 18 was signed to Leeds United. During the 1995 Premier League Season, following a suspension to second choice goalkeeper Mark Beeney, Nicky was named in the Leeds United first team squad to face Southampton in a Premier League game at The Old Dell Stadium. On his return to Ireland in 1997, he played for Shelbourne F.C., Cobh Ramblers and St. Francis F.C.

His love of music then led him to a career in the music industry. He joined Westlife in 1998, after successfully auditioning for Louis Walsh. The band retired in 2012 after 15 hugely successful years as one of the biggest boybands in the world. Westlife have sold over 50 million records worldwide, have had 14 number ones singles, and 7 number one albums.

In the latter years of his time with Westlife, Nicky realised his passion for TV and Radio. He has an excellent array of hosting and presenting experience. He has hosted the Cheerios ChildLine Concert an impressive 7 times, in front of a packed crowd at Dublin’s O2 arena. Nicky also hosted the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics in 2003, to a crowd of 80,000 live from Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium.

He has also presented various well known TV programmes such as RTÉ’s Football’s Next Star in 2012, as well as several radio programmes including most recently standing in for Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ’s 2fm.

Nicky also recently took part in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and successfully made it to the ninth week of the show. Of his experience on the show, Nicky said, “It has been just so much fun. It is the biggest and best show in the world. To come out every Saturday night is hard but it’s playing a different character, doing a different dance – it’s just been amazing!

In March 2013, Nicky was given the honoured role of Grand Marshal in the Dublin City St. Patrick’s Festival. Nicky was chosen by Festival organisers for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry. Nicky also appeared on screens in July 2013 on RTÉ’s new songwriting talent show, The Hit.

Nicky is also set to join RTÉ 2fm with a brand new show, airing mid morning, weekdays from 11am.

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Lyrics:

English

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

French

Ne crains rien
La nuit n’est la
Que le temps
Que la terre fasse son tour
Il suffit de ne pas regarder vers le bas
Si les hauteurs
Te donnent le vertige
Accroche-toi à moi
Et moi à toi
On ne se retourne pas
Laissons tout glisser hors de vue
Et on peut y arriver
Si on dépasse ces nuages

On sera là, debout sous
La lumière du soleil
Restons ensemble
On vivra éternellement sous
La lumière du soleil
C’est maintenant ou jamais
Tu sais bien
Il suffit de toucher qui tu veux
D’embrasser qui tu dois
Luttons comme des vaillants
Aimons comme des amants
Danse de tout ton cœur
Chante de toute ton âme
Tout est mieux
Sous le soleil

Arête toi un petit moment
Juste pour profiter
Des paysages et des sons
Accroche-toi à moi
Et moi à toi
On ne se retourne pas
Laissons tout glisser hors de vue
Il n’y a pas de lendemain
Alors vivons ici et maintenant

On sera là, debout sous
La lumière du soleil
Restons ensemble
On vivra éternellement sous
La lumière du soleil
C’est maintenant ou jamais
Tu sais bien
Il suffit de toucher qui tu veux
D’embrasser qui tu dois
Luttons comme des vaillants
Aimons comme des amants
Danse de tout ton cœur
Chante de toute ton âme
Tout est mieux
Sous le soleil

Viens
Renverse mon univers
Je serai ton amoureux
Monte le volume
Joignons nous à la foule
Sous le soleil
Restons ensemble
On vivra éternellement sous
La lumière du soleil

C’est maintenant ou jamais
Tu sais bien
Il suffit de toucher qui tu veux
D’embrasser qui tu dois
Luttons comme des vaillants
Aimons comme des amants
Danse de tout ton cœur
Chante de toute ton âme
Tout est mieux
Sous le soleil