Singer John Lydon says his song about his wife’s Alzheimer’s could win tonight’s Eurovision entry contest for Ireland – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Singer John Lydon says his song about his wife’s Alzheimer’s could win tonight’s Eurovision entry contest for Ireland




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Former Pistols star John Lydon wants to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. He says that he has a real chance of winning the competition.

Public Image Ltd has announced its offer to sing for the country with an unreleased song called “Hawaii” dedicated to his wife Nora, who has Alzheimer’s.

Lydon, 66, is joined by his punk bandmates Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth and Bruce Smith.

Explaining the meaning behind her tune, Lydon shared, “‘It is dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most,” reports Metro.

Public Image Ltd formed in London in 1978, with the band’s early line-up including bassist Jah Wobble and ex-Clash guitarist Keith Levene.

In 1987 a new line-up was formed consisting of Lydon, ex-Siouxsie and Banshees guitarist John McGeoch, Allan Dias on bass guitar, and drummers Smith and Edmunds.

Lydon, Dias and McGeoch were joined by Curt Bisquera on drums and Gregg Arreguin on rhythm guitar for the album That What Is Not, which featured two songs featuring horns by Tower of Power and Jimmie Wood on harmonica.

For this year’s UK entry, that’s yet to be confirmed, Space Man singer Sam is hoping for diversity.

‘The UK has such a diverse plethora of talent and all I can hope is that what happened this year has encouraged more people from those diverse genres of and backgrounds to think, “Eurovision isn’t a career killer”,’ he told The Sun, reports Metro.

For Ireland, the finalists will perform on tonight’s Late Late Show from 9:30pm where the winner will be announced based on national judging, international judging and public voting.

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