IRELAND – Ireland will hold a national final for Eurovision 2022 after six years of internal selection. And the first two entries — Rachel Goode and Brendan Murray — were played on Ryan Tubridy’s RTÉ Radio One show.
Meanwhile, Brooke Scullion has teased a song snippet on social media.
All six songs will then be performed on RTÉ One’s The Late Late Show on February 4th. The Irish public, with the help of a national and international jury, will choose the country’s representative for Eurovision 2022.
Michael Kealy, Ireland’s Head of Delegation, is excited about the return of a national selection.
“I’m Loving Me” by Rachel Goode
Soprano with classical training from Ballinasloe, County Galway. She has, however, crossed over to pop for Eurosong with the Scandi-bop “I’m Loving Me.” One of the songwriters is Joakim Ovrenius. In 2021, he produced Poland’s “The Ride.”
“Real Love” by Brendan Murray
Brendan Murray rose to prominence with the chart-topping boyband Hometown and was internally selected to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2017 with “Dying To Try.” Despite investing in a large hot air balloon prop, Ireland was unable to advance beyond the semi-finals. Brendan reappeared on television screens a little more than a year later when he competed in the final season of the UK X-Factor. He advanced to the semi-finals, finishing fifth overall.
Brendan Murray * Eurovision ireland National Final song https://t.co/S19aqpt6OP
— Focus Eurovision (@focusturkey) January 17, 2022
“That’s Rich,” by Brooke Scullion.
Brooke Scullion competed on The Voice UK’s 2020 season. Her blind audition wowed all four judges, who all turned their chairs. She eventually made it to the final and finished third. Brooke’s song will not be played until Wednesday, but she has already announced her involvement on social media with a snippet of “That’s Rich.”
I'M BACK! My new single That's Rich 🤑 is out this Wednesday!! Tune into the first play from 9am Wednesday on @RyanTubridyShow on @RTERadio1!! 💕✨ Pre-save here to view the artwork!! https://t.co/G4jApcm6uc pic.twitter.com/24u4HfIk2d
— Brooke (@Brooke_Scullion) January 17, 2022
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