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Eurovision 2022 Ireland profile: 'That's Rich' by Brooke

Ireland at Eurovision

Ireland first competed in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 and went on to become a powerhouse. Ireland holds the record for the most victories with a staggering seven wins, three of which were in consecutive years from 1992 to 1994. Johnny Logan won the contest for Ireland in 1980 and 1987, making him the only person to win Eurovision more than once.

Since their unprecedented dominance in Eurovision during the 90s, Ireland has struggled in the decades since. Following their last top ten finish in 2011 with Jedward, Ireland has failed to qualify for the Grand Final six times, including two dead-last finishes in their semi-finals.

2022 entry: Brooke – 'That's Rich'

  • Semi-final: Brooke will compete 10th in the running order in Semi-Final 2

  • My Eurovision Scoreboard ranking: 24th

  • Odds to win ranking: 37th

(Rankings as of 12 April 2022)

About the artist

Brooke Scullion, sometimes known as simply Brooke, is a 23-year-old Irish singer who was born and raised in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland. Brooke came to notability when she completed in Series 9 of The Voice UK in 2020 where she finished in 3rd place. Brooke was mentored by worldwide successful US singer, Meghan Trainor.

Brooke is a relative newcomer to the music industry, having only officially released one single prior to 'That's Rich', her 2020 single 'Attention'.

About the song

'That's Rich' is a playful pure-pop cheeky send-off to a self-obsessed previous lover.

It was written by Brooke herself, along with Izzy Warner and Karl Zine. Warner had one of her songs covered and featured in the Netflix Eurovision movie.

'That's Rich' was not originally intended for Eurovision, and it was planned to have more of an 80s sound. Ultimately, when it all came together, Brooke and her team knew they found the perfect song to compete in 'Eurosong 2022', Irelands national selection competition to find the song to represent their country at Eurovision 2022.

After winning her national selection revamped the song. Brooke added more bombastic production in the final chorus of the song and tweaked other moments in the song to encourage fans to sing-a-long to her track.

How was Brooke chosen for Eurovision?

Hosted on one of Ireland's most popular late night talk shows, 'The Late Late Show', 'Eurosong 2022' was used as the national final to select Ireland's Eurovision 2022 entry.

Six songs competed and were awarded up to 12 points from three different pools - a studio jury, an international jury and a televote of the Irish public.

Brooke came out on top with a total of 28 points (out of a maximum of 36), with her closest competitors being Janet Grogan with 'Ashes of Yesterday' and Miles Graham with 'Yeah, We're Gonna Get Out of It'. Both of these acts tied as runner-ups with 24 points.

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Ireland will compete in semi-final 2 on May 12 (European time) in Turin.


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