Public Picture Ltd. went up in opposition to 5 different acts on a particular version of RTE’s The Late Late Present for the best to symbolize Eire at Eurovision in Liverpool this Could. (Though John Lydon was born in England, his dad and mom have been from Eire, so the band competed for the best to symbolize the Emerald Isle.) In the end, the band got here in fourth place, so they won’t be competing within the match.
Public Picture Ltd. weren’t the world’s probably Eurovision contestants: dubby post-punk pioneers 45 years into their profession, fronted by the erstwhile Johnny Rotten, making a run on the ultra-cheesy televised music contest that gave us Måneskin and an absurd Will Ferrell parody movie that solely type of felt like parody. Nor was “Hawaii,” PiL’s first music in eight years, your common Eurovision Tune Contest entry. Relatively than a lowest-common-denominator cheese fest, it’s a devastating textured ballad about Lydon’s spouse’s descent into Alzheimer’s.
Watch the efficiency beneath.