Louis Walsh believes aging punk rocker John Lydon could win the votes of young people at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
The 62-year-old, whose stage name was Johnny Rotten with the Sex Pistols, is applying to represent Ireland with his band Public Image Limited.
And pop impresario Louis, 70, says the former Sex Pistols frontman might be just what we need to get our Eurovision mojo back.
Six artists including PIL and Wild Youth will compete next month to represent Ireland in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool in May.
Louis told the Irish Sunday Mirror: “It’s great as long as he can still sing. I don’t know if he can still sing as he’s a long time around.”
Louis believes the legendary rocker, whose Sex Pistols hit God Save the Queen got the band banned from Top of the Pops, could prove a hit with younger audiences.
He said: “He’s different and he will get a big reaction from young people I think,” reports The Mirror.
Junk Kouture judge Louis said: “I do it every year, you think you’ve seen it all before and every year the young kids make outfits out of nothing. They don’t get enough credit for it,” reports The Mirror.
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