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Ireland: Wild Youth want to represent Ireland in 2023!

Wild Youth is a band from Dublin with lots of radio and streaming hits and now Wild Youth have shown interest in repesenting Ireland at Eurovision song contest 2023!

Wild Youth want to write and perform Ireland’s song for Eurovsion 2023

On Friday 3 June, one of the band’s member Conor O’ Donohoe asked: “Can I write the Eurovision song for 2023 and can @bandwildyouth perform please”. Also to make sure that they will notice his tweet, he tagged Michael Kealy-RTÉ’s Head of Delegation for Eurovision. The official band account retweeted the post.

Fans replied quicly to their tweets, one tweeter advised “Don’t write a song “for eurovision”, people tend to have an outdated and basic view of it & songs which were not specifically written for eurovision have better results most of the time”. O’ Donohoe responded “I meant for the Eurovision entry. I wouldn’t write a song particularly for anything, I write songs I care about and love. That mean something to me”.

Moreover the Welsh classical singer Aled Jones, proposed that he’d join the writing process. O’Donohoe replied saying that he was down to duet. So far RTÉ has not responded to the series of tweets. However, Michael Kealy pressed the like button on the first tweet from O’Donohoe.

It is usual for Irish singers, especially in summer months, to expressed their willingness to join the Eurovision contenst. In 2021, Picture This shared their love for the contenst as Samantha Mumba did a few years ago. None of them ended up flying the Irish flag.

Who are Wild Youth?

Wild Youth is based in Dublin,Ireland and the members of the band are David Whelan, Conor O’Donohoe, Ed Porter and Callum McAdam. They make their debut in 2017, since then they are well known for their sad bangers and catchy choruses. They have made a lot of streaming and radio hits and have also rise up in the charts in Ireland.They’ve played dates across Ireland and the UK this year while also supporting Westlife and Lewis Capaldi on tour. Some of the most succesfull songs of them are  “Champagne Butterflies”, “Next To You” and “Can’t Move On”.

Would you like to see them represent Ireland at Eurovision 2023?

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Ireland: Linda Martin will announce the country’s 12 points!

Today RTÉ revealed who will announce the 12 points for Ireland. The Irish jury’s results will be announced by Linda Martin.

Linda Martin was the winner of Eurovision 1992 with the song “Why Me“. She has also represented Ireland in 1984 with the song “Terminal 3”, ending up second, right behind the winner Sweden. This will be the second time Linda Martin will be Ireland’s spokesperson, the first time being 2007.

Also, Eurovision 2022 spokespersons have been announced for the following countries:
  • Austria – Philipp Hansa
  • Belgium – David Jeanmotte
  • Bulgaria – Janan Dural
  • Croatia – Monika Lelas Halambek
  • France – Élodie Gossuin
  • Georgia – Helen Kalandadze
  • Greece – Stefania
  • Italy – Carolina Di Domenico
  • Iceland – Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir
  • Ireland – Linda Martin
  • Lithuania – Vaidotas Valiukevičius
  • Montenegro – Zombijana Bones
  • Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy
  • Slovenia – Lorella Flego
  • Spain – Nieves Álvarez
  • Sweden – Dotter
  • Ukraine – Kateryna Pavlenko
  • United Kingdom – AJ Odudu

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Source: eurovoix

Eurovision 2022: Ireland’s Second Rehearsal!

We continue with Brooke Scullion from Ireland and her song ‘That’s Rich‘.

Who is Brooke Scullion?

Brooke Scullion was born on March 31, 1999 and is a singer from Derry, Northern Ireland, known as the contestant in The Voice UK 2020.

She is a student on the Magee campus of the University of Ulster. Scullion has done vocals for singers such as Nathan Carter, and has starred in the musical School of Rock at the Burnavon Theater in Cookstown.

In January 2022, Brooke was announced as one of six finalists to compete in the Irish national final. With ‘That’s Rich’, Brooke won Eurosong 2022 by twenty-eight points.

The rehearsal

Brooke is wearing an electric blue ensemble that includes a short shorts with a chiffon skirt. Accompanied by four dancers dressed in pink. She starts lying on the floor, while blue and pink lights prevail. This is a confident look, which makes excellent use of the projections, both on the floor and on the camera above her head. It also has a strong vocal performance. She plays a lot with the shots and the lights and has a strong choreography.

 

Watch an exclusive clip of the second rehearsal through the cameras:

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EBU / CORINNE CUMMING


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Eurovision 2022: Ireland’s First Rehearsal!

The first country to have a go on their first rehearsal for Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is Ireland and Brooke with the song “That’s Rich”!

Who is Brooke Scullion?

Irish Alt Pop artist, Brooke has been making waves for her ferocious vocal delivery and dance worthy anthems. Rising to fame as a finalist of The Voice UK 2020, she wowed the judges and viewers with her show-stopping performances. Having duetted with Ella Eyre and been mentored by Grammy award-winning coach/singer Meghan Trainor, Brooke is closely following in the footsteps of these strong female artists.

Brooke won her spot to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2022 after a show stopping performance of “That’s Rich” on RTE’s Late Late Show Eurosong Special – she will represent Ireland at this year’s contest in Turin in May.

The rehearsal

Brooke had brought our first fabulous outfit of the day – an electric blue ensemble that includes hotpants with a chiffon overskirt. Chily for Ireland, but perfect for Italy.

It’s a confident performance that makes great use of the floor projections and overhead camera rig, with four backing dancers and a playful dance routine. It’s also a a strong vocal performance – Brooke has a really distinctive voice that sounds great in this big arena. A fun start to the day.

EBU / NATHAN REINDS

EBU / NATHAN REINDS

The second rehearsal of Ireland will take place on Friday 6th May and we will have a better idea of ​​what we will see from Brooke on the stage.

Below you can watch a small clip from Ireland’s first rehearsal from Tik Tok:

@eurovision @Brooke Scullion absolutely loving life as she takes the stage for Ireland’s first rehearsal 🇮🇪 #EurovisionTikTok #Eurovision2022 #Eurovision ♬ original sound – Eurovision


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Ireland: Brooke secures Eurovision spot to represent Ireland with “That’s Rich”

Irish Alt Pop artist, Brooke has been making waves for her ferocious vocal delivery and dance worthy anthems. Rising to fame as a finalist of The Voice UK 2020, she wowed the judges and viewers with her show-stopping performances. Having duetted with Ella Eyre and been mentored by Grammy award-winning coach/singer Meghan Trainor, Brooke is closely following in the footsteps of these strong female artists. 

 Brooke won her spot to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2022 after a show stopping performance of “That’s Rich” on RTE’s Late Late Show Eurosong Special – she will represent Ireland at this year’s contest in Turin in May.

 The latest single “That’s Rich” is inspired by Blondie meets The Gossip. The fiery and empowering track narrates how you should never settle for anyone who doesn’t fulfil your needs. Brooke shares, “I was reading Debbie Harry’s autobiography and wanted to encapsulate the attitude she portrayed in her life.” Oozing with energy and sass, the songwriter demonstrates her impressive and powerful vocal range, which soars atop a throbbing beat and playful instrumentation. 

 With her music receiving acclaim from the likes of BBC Introducing, as well as numerous Spotify editorial playlists including New Music Friday and New Pop UK Playlists, Brooke is set for a roaring 2022.

 

Listen to That’s Rich HERE, MP3 HERE

Watch Music Video HERE / Live Performance HERE

Press Images HERE / Artwork HERE

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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

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Ireland: Brooke Scullion will represent the country at Eurovision 2022 with the song “That’s Rich”!

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)

Total results

The winner

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!

Ireland: The representative to be determined by a combination of televoting, international and national jury!

Tomorrow, February 4, the Irish national final – The Late Late Eurovision Special, presented by Ryan Tubridy, will be held and broadcast by RTÉ.

Seven years later than the last time that the Irish entry was selected by a national final, the Irish viewers will get the chance to vote their favourite Irish hopeful, that they wish their country gets represented by.

Ryan Tubridy will be the host of “The Late Late Show Eurosong 2022 Special” and Marty Whelan will co-host and will cover what will be going on backstage.

These six artists had been selected among 320 submissions and will compete tomorrow Friday 4th of March at 22:35 CET on RTÉ One, in the hopes of representing their country, at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. The winner will be determined by a combination of televotes, international and national jury (which will be on the spot during the show).

Listen to all the songs, hoping to represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision song contest:

  1. Patrick O’Sullivan – One Night, One Kiss, One Promise
  2. Janet Grogan – Ashes Of Yesterday
  3. Brendan Murray – Real Love
  4. Miles Graham – Yeah, We’re Gonna Get Out Of It
  5. Rachel Goode – I’m Loving Me
  6. Brooke Scullion – That’s Rich
Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding the Irish entry for Eurovision 2022!
Source: RTE

Ireland: This is the running order for the national final, The Late Late Eurovision Special!

The forthcoming Friday, February 4, the Irish national final – The Late Late Eurovision Special, presented by Ryan Tubridy, will be held and broadcast by RTÉ.

The Irish broadcaster has revealed the running order of the six artists, a while ago. These six artists had been selected among 320 submissions and will compete in the hopes of representing their country, at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Turin.

The running order of the Irish national final is the following:

  1. Patrick O’Sullivan – One Night, One Kiss, One Promise
  2. Janet Grogan – Ashes Of Yesterday
  3. Brendan Murray – Real Love
  4. Miles Graham – Yeah, We’re Gonna Get Out Of It
  5. Rachel Goode – I’m Loving Me
  6. Brooke Scullion – That’s Rich

After all six artists perform their songs, the viewers will have to vote for that one winner of the show, who will represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

Last year Lesley Roy was internally selected to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Maps” and ended up last in the first semifinal with 20 points:

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Ireland: Interview with Brooke Scullion | The Voice UK, Meghan Trainor and her competing at the first Irish national final in years! (Video)

After the announcement of her participation in this year’s Irish national final, at The Late Late Eurovision Special, presented by Ryan Tubridy, Brooke Scullion talks exclusively to EurovisionFun and Andreas Papayiannakis.

Brooke is one of the finalists of the Irish national final for Eurovision 2022, bidding to represent her country with the song “That’s Rich”.

I wrote the song January of 2020, with Izzy Warner and Carl Zane. I hadn’t realised it, but actually Izzy Warner and Carl Zane wrote the song for the Netflix Eurovision movie. Yeah, we didn’t intend on making the song for Eurovision. We basically had 80s in our minds, we wanted to go for an 80s genre but make it modern. So when we created the song, it wasn’t really something that I wanted to let go of immediately. I wanted to give the song the biggest platform that I could. I wanted everyone to hear it. And fall in love with it like I have fallen in love with it. So, we put it forward for Eurovision and now I’m a finalist to be selected for Ireland.

But how did she end up submitting “That’s Rich” to RTÉ and then getting selected as one of the six finalists to compete, in the hopes of representing Ireland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest?

It was just discussed one day, we had been putting it forward to different labels, we guess there was interest but it didn’t feel right. Then my manager called me and told me they changed the rules this year. Usually Ireland selects their own song behind closed doors, so this is the first time since 2015 that the public will vote. So Ronan, my manager, called me and told me Brooke there are open entries for Eurovision this year. I said “GO GO GO GO for it”! I watched Eurovision ever since I was a baby. So from there, we just let it go and it took a few months for them to contact us back. And when we found out that was the craziest day. i had no idea what I was in for.

Brooke is obviously excited about her competing at this year’s national final for Ireland, The Late Late Eurovision Special:

Yeah it’s pretty intense! I feel like I’m putting a lot of pressure on myself. Which is also not a bad thing because I feel like I took it really really seriously. And the amount of effort we’ve put in and the performance thats gonna come out of this is gonna be pretty cool. So, regardless of the result on Friday the 4th of February, I’m gonna be really proud
of what I put out there. And I hope that the Irish public will be able to see that I’ve put in a lot of effort into this and they’ll put their trust on me to go forward to Turin. 

Her song got leaked by fans, almost half a day before its official release. That’s why she decided, along with her team, to release it a few hours earlier than expected.

So, my song was meant to come out at 00:00 GMT. And someone found out that it came out in New Zealand about 12 hours before the actual release. So, some of the fans leaked it, like what happened wasn’t intentional. Their response was absolutely crazy. People are going mental on Twitter. And it’s so funny for me to watch, because I’ve never had that much of an interest on any of my songs before. Especially for something that I’ve written. I feel like the song connects with so many people because as soon as it comes on, it is immediate. The guitar, the bass hooks you and you nearly just already start thinking “Whats this? That’s familiar but also so different to anything that is out right now!”. So it was crazy that the Eurovision fans are so on the ball. That is so much fun and exciting for me.

Brooke was a contestant at The Voice UK 2020, got placed 3rd and her coach was the global megastar Meghan Trainor. Meghan congratulated her on her social media, by posting a shout-out kind of story, on her Instagram account.

Meghan to me is honestly such a good friend. Like, I haven’t been able to visit her because of, obviously, the pandemic. But she is in contact and she just texted me “I’m so proud of you!” this is unbelievable. It’s so exciting for me. I’ve had a year of just creeping in the background and hiding all my music and people thought that I’ve disappeared. Now I’ve come out and I’m gonna have four songs coming out this year. Meghan has listened to them and approved them. If you met Meghan, you wouldn’t believe that this is a massive popstar. She is so down to earth. Her family are so important to her at what she does, they’re her whole team. Her mummy and her daddy are like her management. It’s really cool what her team is to her and I suppose, if I was gonna emulate anyone’s career, this would be Meghan’s, because she’s a good role model for children. So I really feel she is such a good person to have on your side and I’m really lucky to have her.

She comments that, she would be really proud, if she managed to get selected to represent Ireland this year and feels really confident about her song, that she could somehow turnaround the mishap of Ireland either getting placed low in the scoreboard, or not qualifying to the finals, over the last years:

I feel like Ireland holds a really prestigious amount of honour in the Eurovision history. We hold different records for Johnny Logan winning twice and then writing the song for Linda Martin, obviously there’s so much there. Now, of course in the last few years we haven’t been making it to the final or things just haven’t really gone our way. But I feel like my song could really bring a scent to enter this new exciting conversation and competition. I feel like, if I am selected we have a really good shot of qualifying this year because it’s something that’s not expected from Ireland. Everyone is taken back that this is even an entry. And I feel like it crosses the line between commercial and could-be-in-the-charts and it also hits home and qualifies for Eurovision. I feel like it’s a very strong song, it has potential for the staging, the colours, everything, it would really do well for the country.

With regards to the staging of her song, at the national final of the 4th of February, she hinted us a few things about how her stage performance will feel like:

Of course I do have plans for the staging, but I don’t know, it’s like, okay how do I do this without spoiling too much of the performance. My song is really high energy and very cute. It’s like, I don’t know if I should leak it with you, but we’re going for nearly slumber party vibes, like when you’re with your friends cause that’s when you would listen to the song. It’s such an “I’m over you” kind of song, it’s a breakup song but it’s at the last stage of the breakup, where you’re finally happy and you thank that person for treating you so badly, that it was easy to get over them. So it’s “bye bye fool OH!”. It’s all very cute and coming of age, I would say. But the staging is very high energy and my body is used a lot. So I don’t want that to take a toll on my voice, so I’m doing a lot of training. I’m running on the treadmill while singing it, just a lot of cardio. Trying to get myself ready. And it’s difficult and it’s taking a lot of energy out of me, but Im loving every minute of it because I know what the angle could be.

Her favourite Irish acts at the contest are the Irish duo Jedward (2011, 2012) but also, as they’re both from Derry, Dana (1970). Amongst other countries’ representatives, she loves Alexander Rybak (Norway 2009), Loreen (Sweden 2012) and Lordi (Finland 2006) who, as she mentions, “they scared the life out of her” at the age of seven.

A few moments before the end of the interview, Brooke sang for us a small part of her song acapella.

You can watch the entire exclusive interview with Brooke at the video below:

Listen to “That’s Rich“, Brooke’s song for The Late Late Eurovision Special, at the video below: