Nicky Byrne has opened up on the controversy surrounding Irish radio stations not playing his Eurovision song.
The former Westlife star is representing Ireland in this year’s song contest, but stations have been hesitant about playing Sunlight on the airwaves.
2fm chief Dan Healy recently speculated the snub was down to station rivalry as Nicky hosts a show on 2fm.
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Speaking at the Freedom of Dublin fashion show at Citywest Hotel, the pop star revealed he doesn’t know why his rivals aren’t playing the track.
“I know they’re not playing the song but I don’t know what the reasons are,” he told Goss.ie.
“All I know is I signed a record deal with Universal and they gave the song to everybody so they have it.
“I don’t know what’s happening after that. I don’t want to get involved in the politics of it.
Interview: Nicky chatted to Goss.ie at the Freedom of Dublin fashion show
Vogue Williams recently slammed the stations who have refused to play Nicky’s song, calling them “s****y” and demanding they should support him.
“I saw Vogue said that and Brian McFadden retweeted it, that was really nice,” Nicky said.
“Eurovision will come and go, in six weeks time it will be done and dusted and nobody will care.
— Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden) April 7, 2016
“It’s not the end of the world. If people don’t play it, they don’t play it,” he added.
Nicky will perform in Sweden on May 12th for his chance to get Ireland into the Eurovision final.