According to RTÉ, Public Image Limited, the band that Lydon, also known as Johnny Rotten, formed after the Sex Pistols, will be competing against five other acts to have the chance to be the Eurovision entry for Ireland.
The song being performed by the band is named “Hawaii” and has been described as a “Love letter to Lydon’s wife of nearly five decades who is living with Alzheimer’s”.
Whether or not the song will become the official entry for Ireland will be decided by a national jury of experts, an international jury, and a public vote.
The Eurovision grand final is due to take place in Liverpool on 13 May.
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.— John Lydon Official (@lydonofficial) January 9, 2023
Download or Stream Hawaii now! A PiL song like no other. https://t.co/hSdJYEiaoz pic.twitter.com/6Q8jRGag1g