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John Lydon, of Sex pistols, is postulated to go to Eurovision

The veteran musician has presented his candidacy to become the representative of Ireland

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John Lydon, of Sex pistols, is postulated to go to Eurovision

The next Eurovision festival, to be held between 8 and 12 May in Lisbon, begins to take shape little by little. Some countries have already chosen a representative for musical contest that Salvador Sobral won last year. Ors are preparing to elect ir representative. It is case of Spain, which has already announced that one of participants in Operation Triunfo will be Spanish representative in Eurovision, although it has not yet clarified what will be system for choice of singer and song.

This will mean, in any case, that Spain will participate in a short distance in world of music, opposite of what could happen in Ireland. There, John Lydon, a vocalist of legendary punk rock band Sex Pistols, has been nominated to represent country on next Eurovisiva appointment. "It would be a great honor for me to represent Ireland at Eurovision Festival," said singer.

To this end, Lydon has joined composer Niall Mooney, who has presented a song that mixes country and punk. "RTÈ [ Irish Public Radio Television] asked us to look singers who were accustomed to singing before a lot of public, as well as a catchy song, but especially that it was something that had never been seen in Festival," said composer, and Veteran in Eurovisivo contest. "I am fully qualified, I am prepared," said singer in an interview.

Now it is Irish public entity that will have to make decision. If y accepted proposal, John Lydon would take in May to Lisbon song pleased to Meet you accompanied by his band Public Image Ltd, known as PiL and that Lydon founded in 1978 and with which it opted for an innovative sound beyond punk.

Since its birth in 1956, Eurovision has served as a springboard to singers and groups like Abba, Celine Dion, Julio Iglesias, Cliff Richard or Mocedades. It has also become a platform for musicians and vocalists looking to relaunch ir career. Thus, to go Lydon to festival, would follow footsteps of Bonnie Tyler, who in 2013 was representative of United Kingdom with Believe in Me, although only managed to capture 23 points.


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