Irish pop icon Nicky Byrne jetted off to Sweden today to begin preparations for next week’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Heading to Stockholm for the famed song contest, the Dubliner is hoping to take home the title which hasn’t been won by Ireland since 1996.
The former Westlife singer will take to the Swedish stage for the second semi-final on May 12.
If the 2fm host makes it through the first stage of the contest with his song Sunlight – he will perform again at the final on May 14.
Speaking ahead of the contest, Nicky admitted if he won the Eurovision it “would be the biggest professional achievement” of his life.