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13th May 2022

Brooke Scullion “couldn’t have done any more” after not qualifying for Eurovision final

Onto better things.

Derry girl Brooke Scullion has finally broken her silence after she failed to secure a spot in this year’s Eurovision final.

Brooke represented Ireland during Thursday night’s semi-final in Turin, Italy, but failed to snatch up a spot in the final.

Competing against 17 other European countries – and Australia – the 23 year old lost her slot to Finland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Sweden, Romania and Serbia.

Taking to Instagram after the results of the semi final, Brooke thanked fans for their support as she got emotional in a video she posted.

She said: “Ok so it didn’t go our way tonight. We are so, so happy with what we did. It just maybe isn’t for me right now. But maybe in the future, maybe bigger things are going to come.


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“I’ve literally got an EP coming out, so who knows? Thank you so much to everyone who voted. I couldn’t have done any more. I’m so happy, so thank you.”

Despite not making it to the final, Irish fans were full of support as they were heard cheering ‘Olé, Olé, Olé’ before she left the stage.

The last time Ireland made it to the final was back in 2018 when Ryan O’Shaughnessy performed Together and we last won the show back in 1996 with Eimear Quinn’s The Voice.

Brooke was seen taking a moment before she left the stage to take it all in before a security guard had to help her off the stage.

Fans on Twitter couldn’t get enough of the Irish entry, with one fan writing: “You smashed it @Brooke_Scullion and crew. Be very proud. Ireland loves you.”

Another wrote: “Brooke you did amazing, vocals on point, choreography on point, confidence on point, you’ve done Ireland so, so proud you legend.”

Panti Bliss added: “Haha. Can’t believe @Brooke_Scullion cracked out a round of “Ole ole ole!” at the end. Gas.”