Poor Nicky: Twitter reacts (hilariously) to Eurovision defeat

Poor Nicky Byrne. It can't be easy going to Europe with the hopes and dreams of a nation on your shoulders as well as the baggage of your country's seven previous wins but let's be honest, he was never going to do well and possibly the only person who seemed to think he might was Marty Whelan.

There were a lot of feelings amongst the Irish population last night as Nicky Byrne's 'Sunlight' failed to qualify for the final of Eurovision 2016, most of them outrage and disgust that Europe could do this to us after everything we've given them. If you ask us, we should just stop giving them all our delicious butter and then see how they like it.


But look, at least Nicky got to meet Graham Norton. That's nice.

As for what the man himself had to say for failing to qualify, he released the below statement.

“Obviously I'm disappointed - I really would have loved to represent Ireland at the final on Saturday, but sometimes things just don't work out the way you want them to. I went out there and gave it my absolute best shot. I've had such an amazing time in Stockholm and I'm so glad I had the honour of representing Ireland at Eurovision. I've had some brilliant experiences and met fantastic people so I'll take those special memories with me. I have no regrets - life is short and it was an incredible opportunity to represent my country in front of a global audience. I would recommend it to any music act to take on the challenge next year - there is no bigger platform. Over 200 million people watch the Eurovision and with America broadcasting the for the first time this year and Justin Timberlake performing during the interval act it just goes to show how popular and loved it is. I want to thank Team Ireland - Ian, Jay, Janet, Jennifer and Johann for all their hard work. It was brilliant to have such a great team with me. Thanks and love to Georgina, the kids and my family, thanks to friends, colleagues,my management team Tim and Joanne, RTE and Universal for all the support in recent months. There are too many people to thank - you know who you are and I'm very grateful for all the support you've shown me. Thanks to all the fans and everyone around the world who voted. When I get home I'm looking forward to promoting the new album Sunlight. I'm so proud that I had the opportunity to fly the flag for Ireland at Eurovision 2016.”

Brass tacks of it is, we're a lone little Island with only one neighbour. The Bloc countries will always win out.


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