John Lydon, the former frontman of the iconic Sex Pistols, is set to represent Ireland at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. Dedicating his entry to his wife of almost 50 years, Nora, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, Lydon hopes to bring a message of hope and love with his song ‘Hawaii’. The song is a tribute to a special vacation they once had in the Hawaiian Islands, and is a reminder that even in the toughest of times, love will always prevail. As the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 approaches, the excitement is building, with the event set to be hosted in Liverpool in May. Additionally, a cultural festival will be held in the same city to celebrate British music, Eurovision and modern Ukraine. Furthermore, the Eurovision Song Contest has announced major voting changes for 2023, eliminating the professional jury from the semi-finals and ensuring that only the audience will choose who reaches the grand final.
Former frontman of the Sex Pistols John Lydon dedicated his upcoming Eurovision entry to his wife.
The Public Image Ltd singer hopes to represent Ireland with his band at this year’s event with new song ‘Hawaii’.
Lydon previously described “Hawaii” as a “love letter” to his wife of almost 50 years, Nora, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
Speaking about the song recently, Lydon said: “My wife, when she sees this, she’s going to melt, Alzheimer’s or not. This is the best part.
“It’s dedicated to everyone going through difficult times in life, with the person they care about the most,” he said of the song in a statement, adding: “It’s also a message of hope that ultimately loves beats them all. “
In a new interview with The Sun, Lydon revealed more about the song and why he dedicated it to his wife.
Leiden said: “We once had a great vacation in Hawaii after a tour and it was just the best week of our lives.
“Now her memories are fading, I wanted to give her something back. I tear up even thinking about it.”
In 2020, Lydon said he released a planned album with the band to take care of her.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be held in Liverpool in May, beating Glasgow to host the contest on behalf of Ukraine after organizers deemed the country unable to host the event due to the ongoing war with Russia.
In the run-up to Eurovision 2023, artists have been encouraged to participate in a cultural festival that will be held at the same time as the contest in Liverpool.
According to the BBC, Culture Liverpool said the planned event will be dedicated to British music, Eurovision and modern Ukraine. They added that they welcome applications from creative individuals living in the countries participating in Eurovision 2023, especially from artists from Ukraine and Liverpool.
In other news: the Eurovision Song Contest has announced major voting changes for 2023. Next year, the professional jury will be eliminated from the semi-finals, meaning that only the audience will choose who reaches the grand final, rather than a mix of jury and audience. .
Although people’s votes will be counted in the semi-finals, a professional jury will return to contribute to the grand final.