Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has failed to make a leap from post-punk to Europop by representing Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Ex Sex Pistol John Lydon’s Eurovision bid fails
Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon and his band Public Image Ltd (PiL) have failed in their bid to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest.
The post-punk group, formed in 1978, entered the song Hawaii, described as a “love letter” to Lydon’s wife of nearly 50 years, Nora, who has Alzheimer’s disease.
But on a special Eurosong edition of The Late Late Show on Friday night, a combination of votes from a national and international jury and the public selected the song We Are One by the band Wild Youth as the Irish entry for the contest.
PiL’s song finished in fourth position from six finalists.