It’s that time of year again, as Ireland goes for gold in the Eurovision Song Contest. This year, Ireland’s expectations rest firmly on the shoulders of Westlife’s Nicky Byrne with his new song ‘Sunlight’. Even though we’re technically the most successful nation ever to take part in Europe’s premiere musical competition, it has been quite a while since Ireland topped the voting polls.
However, there are a few omens which hint that this might just be Nicky’s year after all. How you ask? Well, we’ve put together this snazzy animated infographic which explains some of Ireland’s key Eurovision statistics as well as telling is what Nicky Byrne can do (apart from singing well) to help Ireland take home its first Eurovision title since 1996!