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Johnny Rotten’s Irish Eurovision Entry Is Interesting To Say The Least

Johnny Rotten’s Irish Eurovision Entry Is Interesting To Say The Least
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Ireland's entry into the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen from six acts who will appear on the Eurosong Late Late Show special later this month.

By far the most notable and curious name among the hopefuls are Public Image Ltd, the popular post-punk bank headed by former Sex Pistol's frontman John Lydon, also known by his stage name Johnny Rotten.

Rotten and his band will be hoping that their single 'Hawaii' is chosen to represent Ireland at the legendary international song competition.

Rotten's parents are both Irish immigrants, with his father hailing from Galway, and his mother from Cork.

The song is about Lydon's wife who is currently suffering from Alzheimers, and you can check it out below. "It is dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most," said Rotten about the song.


We'll let you form you own opinions. It is an interesting entry to say the least.

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The other nominees include Wild Youth, K Muni & ND, CONNOLLY, ADGY, and Leila Jane.


"I am really impressed by the quality and standard of the six acts we have in our Eurosong final this year,” said Michael Kealy, RTÉ Eurovision Head of Delegation.

“The Eurovision Song Contest is a global phenomenon, and the competition is getting harder every year, but whichever of our six finalists gets to represent Ireland in Liverpool in May I've no doubt they will represent us brilliantly, winning new fans all over the world.”

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