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Ireland fails to get through to Eurovision final

Ireland was one of 18 countries vying for a spot in the final on Saturday
Jack Quann
Jack Quann

22.14 12 May 2022


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Ireland fails to get through t...

Ireland fails to get through to Eurovision final

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

22.14 12 May 2022


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Ireland has failed to secure a place in this year's Eurovision Grand Final.

Brooke Scullion performed 'That's Rich' as part of the second semi-final on Thursday.

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She was one of 18 countries vying for a spot in the final on Saturday in the Italian city of Turin.

The 10 to get through included Poland, Finland, Sweden and Serbia.

Speaking to Newstalk ahead of her performance, Brooke said the song is about being the hero of your own story.

"It's a female power anthem... and the costumes [are] inspired by The Powerpuff Girls, who are like my childhood heros.

"And it's all about being the hero of your own story.

"It's a really strong song, and hopefully it'll be perceived well by the public".

Eurovision stage in Turin, Italy The 2022 Eurovision stage is seen in Turin, Italy. Picture by: Twitter/@Eurovision

Ukraine, which got through the first semi-final on Tuesday, is perceived as one of the favourites to win.

Ireland first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965.

We famously won four out of five contests in the 1990s, and became the first country to win three times in a row.

Ireland has won the contest a record seven times in total.

While Canadian singer CĂ©line Dion shot to international stardom after winning the 1988 contest for Switzerland in Dublin.

Why are we so obsessed with Eurovision? For the answer to that, check out the latest Let Me Explain with Sean Defoe podcast

Main image: Brooke performing during rehearsals at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. Picture by: EBU / NATHAN REINDS

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