Nicholas Bernard James Adam Byrne Jr aka Nicky Byrne is an Irish singer-songwriter, radio and TV presenter, dancer, and former semi-professional footballer, best known for being a member of Irish boyband Westlife. He was ranked #2 on Ireland's Sexiest Man of 2014. He will represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm with the song, "Sunlight" -his début solo single, co-written by himself, renowned songwriter Wayne Hector and award-winning composer Ronan Hardiman, and mixed in Los Angeles by Serban Ghenea . It’s a catchy, up-tempo pop-rock confection that at least rocks a little harder than the sappy ballads on which his former group made their name. Assuming his years of stage experience translate to a confident live show, it should be enough to bring Ireland back into the finals, though it may lack the uplifting spark of recent winners such as "Heroes", "Euphoria" and "Rise like a phoenix". "I have grown up watching the Eurovision Song Contest. It always brought great excitement to our house down through the years and I was lucky enough to see Ireland win it on many occasions", Nicky Byrne said. Universal Music Ireland also released an a capella version of the song. An album is also in the making.