The Irish national final of, Eurosong 2022, at tonight’s Eurovision Late Late Show Special was broadcast by RTÉ and has just been completed, with Ireland selecting Brooke Scullion and “That’s Rich” as their winning act and therefore their representative at Eurovision 2022 in Turin.
Seven years later than the last time that the Irish entry was selected by a national final, the Irish viewers got the chance to vote their favourite Irish hopeful, that they wished their country got represented by.
Ryan Tubridy was the host of tonight’s “The Late Late Show Eurosong 2022 Special”, also Marty Whelan was the co-host covering what was going on backstage. Panti Bliss also appeared briefly at the beginning of the show.
The national juries are Caroline Corr, Paul Harrington, Bláthnaid Treacy and Lucia Evans.
A total of six finalists, which had been selected among 320 submissions, competed in the national final, in the hopes of representing the country in Turin.
The performances of the finalists
The six contestants of the national final, appeared in the following order:
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”
The voting system
After the completion of the six performances, Ryan announced that the voting lines are open and all numbers appeared again for the viewers to vote, along with a recap of the songs.
The winner was determined by a combination of jury (international and national) and televoters. In fact, first there was a combination of both the international and the national jury votes and then the aggregate jury votes were combined to the votes of the viewers.
The voting will be Eurovision style, 12 the act getting the highest number of votes, 10 the second highest etc. In case of a tie, the act scoring higher in the public televote will be declared a winner.
At the end of the televised show, the results were announced and they are as seen below.
International Jury vote results
Aggregate Jury results (International and National Jury)
Over the last few years, things haven’t really gone their way, for Ireland. Hoping to overturn the situation, tonight they had to vote for their favourite artist and song, that they wished they’d represent Ireland at the contest.
At the end of the show, the results were announced and had determined the winner which is Brooke Scullion with the song “That’s Rich”!
You can watch the winning performance of Brooke below:
What do you think of the representative that secured a ticket to Turin, to represent Ireland at this year’s contest? Let us know in the comments section below!