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Nicky Byrne (with some parsnips) at the Ploughing Championships.
Nicky Byrne (with some parsnips) at the Ploughing Championships.
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Poll: Could Ireland (finally) win the Eurovision this year?

It’s been a long time.
Jan 13th 2016, 9:35 AM 20,816 101

FORMER WESTLIFE STAR Nicky Byrne has been chosen to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest next May, after RTÉ did away with the competition-and-mentor style format used to select recent contestants.

Despite holding the record for the most Eurovision victories, Ireland has been on a losing streak since 1996, when we last won the competition.

RTÉ is hoping for a change in fortunes with this year’s entry, Sunlight, a song co-written by Byrne with composer Ronan Hardiman and British songwriter Wayne Hector.

Listen to it here, and let us know what you think.

This morning, we’re asking: Could this be the year Ireland finally wins the Eurovision?


Poll Results:

No (7554)
Yes (1384)
Undecided (760)



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