Ireland have missed out on Saturday’s Eurovision final, after Derry singer Brooke Scullion’s entry ‘That’s Rich’ fell at the semi final hurdle.
Belgium, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Austrailia, Sweden, Romania and Serbia all made it through to Saturday’s final.
Despite missing out, Brooke Scullion’s performance did light up the Turin stage. Her upbeat take on the track was a hit with the audience.
You can check out this performance for yourselves below.
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Plenty Of Support For Brooke
Ahead of her performance at the Eurovision semi final last night, plenty of household names wished Brooke Scullion the very best.
“Hello Brooke”, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin said in a video message. “I just wanted to wish you the very best as you fly the flag for Ireland at Eurovision this week”.
“Derry Girls is a huge success everywhere at the moment so I’ve no doubt you will be too when you perform That’s Rich in Turin”, he added.
“It’s already such a great achievement to be representing your country on the biggest stage so please enjoy every moment – and know that all Eurovision fans at home are right behind you”.
Other names wishing Brooke the best also included Ronan Keating, Nathan Carter, JC Stewart, Ryan Turbridy, Nicky Byrne, Steve Garrigan, along with Irish pop group B*Witched.
Meghan Trainor was also Brooke’s mentor during her time on UK show The Voice. Brooke Scullion finished third in the competition in 2020.
“I love you, I miss you,” Meghan Trainor said. “Good luck at Eurovision, you’re going to slay”.
She added, “That’s Rich is a smash. Have so much fun and remember how talented and amazing you are”.
Former Boyzone singer Ronan Keating also wished Brooke the very best. He said, “You are an absolute legend and to stand up on that stage to wear the Irish colours is a powerful thing”.