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Public Image Ltd vying to represent Ireland at Eurovision

By | Published on Tuesday 10 January 2023

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Public Image Ltd have announced that they are on the shortlist to represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. They are hoping to be chosen with a song called ‘Hawaii’, written about frontman John Lydon’s 50 year relationship with his wife Nora, who is living with Alzheimer’s.

“It is dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most”, says Lydon. “It’s also a message of hope that ultimately love conquers all”.

Both of Lydon’s parents were Irish, by the way, if you’re wondering what his connection to the country is. The other shortlisted artists competing to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2023 are Wild Youth, Adgy, Connolly, Leila Jane and K Muni & ND.

All six will perform their songs live on a special edition of ‘The Late Late Show’ on 3 Feb at 9.30pm. The show will be broadcast on the RTE One TV channel in Ireland, as well as being livestreamed online. The overall winner will then be selected via regional juries and a public phone vote.

You can listen to ‘Hawaii’ here: