Ireland: Irish entry against the rules?

Last week there was a rumor running around that the Irish entry, Brooke Scullion with the song “That’s Rich”, may not follow the rules set by the Irish public broadcaster, RTÉ, in fact they said “it breaks the rules”.
On February 5, 2022, the Irish finalist of The Voice UK, Brooke Scullion won the national final of Ireland with the song “That’s Rich“. It looks lime Scullion has performed her song on an online singing session on April 7, 2021. This is against the rules of RTÉ, while Eurovision contestants are prohibited from performing their song before the first day of September of the previous year of each contest, this time September 1st 2021, to prevent them from gaining an advantage compared to the other songs.

These days RTÉ looks into the matter, because if Scullion’s song won the contest with a commercial advantage, this could be a reason to disqualify the song, the artist, or even both. There are also some people saying that RTÉ knew about Scullion performing her song before the first of September and they had no problem with it. Besides, the winning Dutch song of 2019, Arcade by Duncan Laurance, also leaked before the allowed date and still went on to perform in the contest.

We remind you that Ireland is scheduled to perform in the second half of the second semi-final in May 12 2022.

You can listen Brooke Scullion’s song below:

 

Source: ESCplus

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Irish participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.

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