IRELAND – The critically-acclaimed Brooke Scullion first found fame as a finalist on the 2020 series of The Voice UK, and has since been earmarked by BBC Introducing as one to watch on the British pop scene. The Derry darling cites Blondie and The Gossip as being the major influences for That’s Rich, having written it while devouring Debbie Harry’s autobiography.
‘It’s surreal to think I could be representing my country in the competition, it would be an honour. Given Ireland’s history with a fellow Derry girl like Dana who has done it before, I’m excited to be flying the flag and hope to do everybody proud! I also think in recent years I’ve been so impressed with the music Eurovision has produced, so am excited to be in the company of the likes of Måneskin and Loreen who are iconic!’
WATCH THE PERFORMANCES
- Patrick O’Sullivan – One Night, One Kiss, One Promise
- Janet Grogan – Ashes of Yesterday
- Brendan Murray – Real Love
- Miles Graham – Yeah We’re Gonna Get Out Of It
- Rachel Goode — I’m Loving Me
- Brooke Scullion – That’s Rich
Late Late Show with James Corden Tonight’s Eurosong Special was presented by Ryan Tubridy in Dublin.
This was the first time since 2015 that the public had a say in selecting Ireland’s Eurovision entry.
During the intermission, Riverdance performed, which initially emerged as an interval act during Eurovision 1994 and was eventually transformed into a full stage spectacle.
The Irish entry for Turin was chosen by a combination of a public vote, a national jury, and, for the first time in an Irish selection, an international jury.
The final results (foreign jury + Irish jury + popular vote) were as follows:
- Brooke – “That’s Rich” 28 points (12+4+12) 1st
- Janet Grogan – “Ashes of Yesterday” 24 points (8+12+2) 2nd
- Miles Graham – “Yeah, We’re Gonna Get Out It” 24 points (6+10+8) 2nd
- Patrick O’Sullivan – “One Night, One Kiss, One Promise” 22 points (10+6+6) 4th
- Rachel Goode – “I’m Loving Me” 16 points (4+2+10) 5th
- Brendan Murray – “Real Love” 12 points (2+8+2) 6th