Eurovision: John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd in bid to represent Ireland at song contest

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Punk icon John Lydon has said he’s “terrified of getting it wrong” as he seeks to represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

The former Sex Pistols frontman, who formed Public Image Ltd in 1978 following the groundbreaking band’s split, is among six acts who will compete tonight for the opportunity.

The other acts include Andrew Carr (also known as ADGY), Jennifer Connolly, Wild Youth, Leila Jane, and the duo K Muni & ND (or Kofi Appiah and Nevlonne Dampare).

PiL’s entry is an emotional ballad titled Hawaii, described as a love letter to Nora, Lydon’s wife of more than 40 years, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease.

In the song, Lydon reflects on their years together, and in particular, one of their happiest moments in Hawaii.

“It means the world to me, this is our last few years of coherence together. And I miss her like mad.

“I miss my missus, if you keep voting for me I’m going to miss her even more.”

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