Stunning news today, as the world of punks and high camp competition collide: John Lydon has announced he is trying to enter the Eurovision Song Contest for 2023.
The full context is this: Lydon, as part of Public Image Limited, have submitted a song for the consideration of Irish audiences, and will take part in a public vote by the people of Ireland to select their entry.
It’s called Hawaii, and according to Lydon “It is dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most. It’s also a message of hope that ultimately love conquers all.” You can feel his sense of loss throughout, it’s deeply emotional.
1/2 PiL will be competing to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2023 with their new single Hawaii – which is available on all digital platforms from today, Monday, January 9th.
Download or Stream Hawaii now! A PiL song like no other. https://t.co/JzZtsrQmcu pic.twitter.com/gqfodgz2fH
— Public Image Ltd (@pilofficial) January 9, 2023