IRELAND – On February 5, 2022, The Voice UK Irish finalist Brookje Scullion won the Irish national final with her song “That Rich”.
Scullion seems to have performed her song on April 7, 2021, in an online concert. This is against the rules of RTÉ since Eurovision contestants are prohibited from performing their songs before the first of September of the previous year, in this case on September 1, 2021, due to the possible lead they may gain in the contest.
These days RTÉ is studying the issue, because if Scullion’s song won with a commercial advantage then maybe there is a reason to cancel the song, the singer or even both.
It is now being reported that RTÉ knew about the song’s circulation before the first of September and that public television had nothing to do with it.
Besides, the winning Dutch song of 2019, the Arcade of Duncan Laurance, was also released before the allowed date and nevertheless proceeded to participate in the Tel Aviv competition.
Brooke – That’s Rich
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.
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