Nadia Forde – one of Ireland’s hottest models – has revealed that she is interested in
building bridges joining us taking part in Eurovision in Sweden next year. The model/singer/actress told the Irish Independent that she would like to enter the contest one day, and has even been approached several times:
“It’s something I’ve been asked to do a couple of times before but I don’t know yet if I will. Who knows what will happen but the one thing I’ve learned this year is you don’t know what’s going to come your way.“
Y’all might be getting a serious case of déjà vu right about now, but don’t worry, it’s not just you. In 2013, Nadia’s name was also in the mix of contenders to represent Ireland at Eurovision in Malmö, although the opportunity eventually went to Ryan Dolan and his well-oiled dancers.
Since 2013, Nadia has been a busy girl: she has worked the Irish panto scene, made a name for herself in the UK on the reality tv show I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!, and she even had her own show on TV3 in 2014. Nadia Goes to Hollywood followed the model Stateside as she recorded her first single, the electro-dance number “BPM.” Other singles including the haunting ballad appropriately titled “Haunted” show that Nadia has versatility. Her live vocal is… interesting, as you can see in the video below, but it’s nothing some voice lessons couldn’t fix. Anyway, gurl has confidence and knows how to werk a camera!
Even though Nadia is not yet fully certain about wanting to take part, it is a good sign that one of Ireland’s best-known models would be willing to put her reputation on the line and compete for her country, a country where established artists are reluctant to associate themselves with Eurovision, as in the UK. With Sweden having just won the contest for the sixth time, it is now only one victory behind matching Ireland’s impressive Eurovision record. Another win for Sweden in the near future is entirely likely, so Ireland needs to get in the game fast.
What do you think? Should Nadia Forde represent Ireland at Eurovision 2016? Is there any chance of Dublin 2017?