Brooke Scullion That's Rich Ireland Eurosong 2022

Ireland’s RTÉ has been drip feeding us the six entries for the revived Eurosong selection all week on Ryan Tubridy’s morning radio show. But the wait for the next song has been cut short by several hours, as Brooke’s “That’s Rich” is available to stream online from midnight on 19 January.

As midnight has already come and gone in several territories, you can already listen to the song.

Brooke will join Brendan Murray, Rachel Goode, Janet Grogan and two other acts in the 4 February national final. 

Eurosong 2022 — The Acts So Far

Brooke Scullion — “That’s Rich”

Written by Brooke Scullion, Izzy Warner and Karl Zine

Brooke competed on the 2020 season of The Voice UK. She impressed all four judges with her blind audition, as they all turned their chairs. She eventually reached the final and finished joint third. “That’s Rich” will receive its radio debut on Wednesday morning, during Tubridy’s daily show.

Previously Announced Acts

Rachel Goode — “I’m Loving Me”

Music by Thomas Karlsson / Johan Mauritzson / Joakim Övrenius
Lyrics by Anna Engh

Rachel is a classically trained soprano from Ballinasloe in County Galway. She’s perhaps best known as a country singer and is due to appear in the new series of TG4’s Glór Tíre — a reality-based talent search for Ireland’s newest country and western music star. However, for Eurosong she’s crossed over to pop with the Scandi-bop “I’m Loving Me”. Joakim Ovrenius is one of the songwriters. He produced Poland’s “The Ride” in 2021. Karlsson and Mauritzson also wrote on Rafał’s track.

“This song is such a bop, total 80s vibes & absolutely screams Eurovision – a totally different genre than my usuals but I love it & hope you’ll get behind me so I can represent ireland in this years Eurovision”, wrote Rachel on Instagram.

Brendan Murray — “Real Love”

Written and composed by Brendan Murray & Darrell Coyle

Rising to fame with the chart-topping boyband Hometown, Brendan Murray was internally selected to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2017 with “Dying To Try”. Despite investing in a large hot air balloon prop, Ireland stayed in the semi-final. Brendan returned to TV screens a little over a year later when he competed on the final season of the UK X Factor. He made it to the semi-final, placing fifth overall.

Brendan explains the meaning behind “Real Love” as such: “it’s not realising what was right in front of you the whole time. You’ve ignored and put the thought of it to one side but then you come to that realization that you should have said what you felt a long time ago. You’ve convinced and made excuses for yourself when you really should have told that person how you really felt.”

Janet Grogan – “Ashes of Yesterday”

Music and lyrics by Aidan O Connor, John Emil and Sandra Wikström

Janet’s first brush with fame came in 2016 when she appeared on the UK X Factor. Despite generating some media buzz at home, she was eliminated in the six chair challenge. She was later a backing singer for Nicky Byrne and Ryan O’Shaughnessy at Eurovision 2016 and 2018 respectively. In 2021, she was a finalist on RTÉ’s new talent show The Last Singer Standing.

On “Ashes of Yesterday”, Janet says it’s “all about rebuilding yourself up after disappointment, to not let self-doubt or others bring you down. The message is so powerful and encouraging, especially after the tough few years everyone has had. I want to uplift people and if I can do it while representing Ireland, that would be a dream come true.”

 

Ireland’s Eurosong 2022

Six songs will compete for the Irish ticket to Turin during a special broadcast of The Late Late Show in February. The remaining two will be released on Thursday and Friday, also on Ryan Tubridy’s morning show.

All six songs will then be performed on The Late Late Show on RTÉ One on 4 February. Here, the Irish public will decide its representative for Eurovision 2022 along with input from both a national and international jury.

Ireland’s Head of Delegation Michael Kealy is enthusiastic about the return of a national selection. In September, he said he was “very excited by the return of a Eurovision National Final on The Late Late Show and the prospect of giving the public a greater say in selecting our entry for Italy. Every year the Eurovision gets bigger and more competitive than ever and given the enormous exposure and huge financial rewards for the winner I’m hopeful that we will attract a very high calibre of songwriter and performer.”

The return of Eurosong selection comes on the back of two consecutive semi-final last places at Eurovision. In 2019, Sarah McTernan was bottom of the pack with “22”, while Lesley Roy suffered a similar fate with “Maps” in 2021.

What do you think of the first two songs? Is Ireland onto a winner? Let us know below.

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europotato
europotato
4 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u13iRQDPcdc this would be your best bet at who she is.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

Either Brooke or Rachel should win for now, I would give an edge to I’m Loving me as it sounds to me more impactful for Eurovision.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

If it were sung by Dua Lipa it would be UK hit, just saying

Darren
4 months ago

For a country whose first language is English, we should not be using such generic lyrics like “ we are lighting a fire” etc etc…

But….it’s the best released so far.
We still ain’t qualifying though.

Ron
Ron
4 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Er, that’s the lyrics to Janet Grogan’s song?

boozyfloozy99
boozyfloozy99
4 months ago

Ireland have a good song here, so of course they probably won’t choose it.

Michael crosse
Michael crosse
4 months ago
Reply to  boozyfloozy99

Yes I agree best song for a while among Irish Eurovision entries other ones not too bad maybe even better to come

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago

Absolutely terrible ! So far a very weak preselection…

Shame on you, Ireland !

Bart
Bart
4 months ago

Brooke is the clear favorite! I dont know why they let go the band ‘Picture This’? They could have a better selection I think

Gmisk
4 months ago
Reply to  Bart

Picture this…are a huge act in Ireland…zero chance they would do it

zelenovi
zelenovi
4 months ago

As an Irish eurovision fan, I am not super hopeful about this lot, but Brooke is miles ahead of the other ones. It sounds fun and decently produced, and like it would actually work in the hall and on stage. Rachel – SO many red flags here. A classical soprano who likes country & western so she sings… a scandi-pop song. WHY?! This is such a classic mistake, if last year taught us anything it’s that you *stick to what is authentic to you and then do that really well. That was Shum, that was Maneskin, that was Dadi Freyr.… Read more »

Una
Una
4 months ago

“That’s Rich”: I like it a lot!! I am not a fan of the lyrics but there is at least one pun that I enjoy. The song much better than most of the songs in the national selections so far. It’s better than all 46 songs in Romania. There is hope for Ireland this year!!

Europotato
Europotato
4 months ago

It’s decent the only thing I have issues with and these songs have no video and videos are definitely a key element to songs to get even a bigger flavour. That and every other country have videos for their songs so I can’t understand why Ireland don’t.

Again, this song would advance in MGP or Melfest. Not a Eurovision winner by any stretch but at least a somewhat effort.

Niamh
Niamh
4 months ago
Reply to  Europotato

There will probably be a video made for the winner of the national final, so there will be a video I’d say. Brooke is by far the best so far, but as always it will depend on what Ireland are up against!

Séamus Mór
Séamus Mór
4 months ago

Posters are easily pleased. Where do RTÉ dig these singers up from? (just to be clear I’m Irish). This sounds like Sarah McTernan from 2019 repackaged with a nod to Malta’s song from last year. Instantly forgettable.

AM2PM
AM2PM
4 months ago
Reply to  Séamus Mór

This sounds NOTHING like 22.

Roro31
4 months ago

Very good song !! Allelujah Ireland !

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

The only thing I’m worried about the entry is that the older audience watching the late late show might not vote for it and go for a typical ballad. That’s why I wanna encourage all the young Irish real fans to actually watch the late late show live on the fourth so that they can actually vote on the song they want to send to Eurovision.

Niamh
Niamh
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Michael Kealy said they are using an international jury for the selection as well as a home jury and public vote, so hopefully that will help stop the voting for John down the roads cousin ????

shira
shira
4 months ago

Solid Bop. I love the sass. This would be such a fun time at Eurovision.

Euro
4 months ago

This is the only good song for ireland for now the others are very bad and boring

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
4 months ago

I really like it! Go Ireland!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago

This is clearly better than every other song in this selection so far so I feel I might be enjoying it almost entirely for that reason. It sounds much more authentic than the other songs. Like Leslie’s Irish Eurovision songs, I just don’t know how it’ll hold up against the best of what Europe is bringing. It’s still a bit too safe.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

It is quite nice. Well-produced, modern sound, and a bit of sass! If it was any other country it would have been the favourite

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

The song will be chosen this Friday, I didn’t know that until I read it just now. I suppose that’s why they’re playing the songs all week.

Esc
Esc
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Isn’t the national final not on the 4th of February?

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc

You’re right, it is. RTÉ’s own website got it wrong. Sorry for doubting you, Wiwi…

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
4 months ago

OK, That’s rich doesn’t disappoint and could be quite a nice entry with a good performance. It’s no Eurovision winner, but not dead on arrival either I’d say, and actually quite fun.

Ashes of yesterday is not terrible, but that’s about the most positive thing I can say about it. Reminds me a lot of the songs in the Netherlands’ national final in 2012 somehow….

About the other two, the less said the better….

Yannis
Yannis
4 months ago

British composers behind the entry. What UK could have send but

Sam Nicholson
Sam Nicholson
4 months ago

Uggh another dud song, honestly really fed up of this Eurovision season thus far its gonna be up to internal selections and Melfest at this point to save this year for me, most of the national selections just aren’t cutting it .

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Sam Nicholson

You’re delusional if you think something original and outstanding will win Melfest

Sam Nicholson
Sam Nicholson
4 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

I never said anything about original I just want a fun catchy or an emotion stirring song and that isn’t what i’ve heard in many of the national selections, Malta, Romania, Norway (except Death of us), Latvia and Spain are all snoozefests haven’t heard anything from them that i’m like oooh yeah i’ll add this to my spotify Eurovision 2022 season playlist, only a few songs from Albania, Czech and estonia have interested me thus far a total let down, Last year I enjoyed like 85% of the songs (Italy, France, Switzerland, Iceland, Ukraine, Malta, Russia, Lithuania etc. and they… Read more »

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Sam Nicholson

Dude, I couldn’t take you seriously after you called Spain’s NF a “snoozefest”

Sam Nicholson
Sam Nicholson
4 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

We all know Tanxugueiras is going to win and it’s the most repetitive annoying song ever people seem to think its going to win Eurovision and god help us if it does, then we also know Norway is going to probably choose subwoolfer which will sit firmly in my bottom 5 if chosen, and then a round up of the other favourites, Aminata’s song not as impactful as love Injected, Malta’s Aidan the chorus lacks power and is underwhelming and Romania that Do Svidanija song just no, all their vocals are great but their songs don’t do it for me,… Read more »

Alvin
Alvin
4 months ago
Reply to  Sam Nicholson

Are you one of those “Yas Kween” bops fans?

Sam Nicholson
Sam Nicholson
4 months ago
Reply to  Alvin

I like all genre’s of music as well as “bops” just majority of the songs in the selections this year aren’t doing it for me :/

Karl Fradgley
Karl Fradgley
4 months ago

As an Irish Eurovision fan – I am really longing for something that feels like it might be competitive – so far none of them do 🙁

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago

This is the best song for Ireland. A safe bop, nothing more, but still better than anything Ireland has on the table.

Ellie
Ellie
4 months ago

The beat reminds me of Stupid Love/Trixie Mattel’s YouTube music, which I was not expecting! But easily the best from Ireland. This has some life to it compared to the other releases.

Toinousse
Toinousse
4 months ago

Call me sour but I feel like people are really hyping this mostly because the other songs are terrible and this one is clearly above the pack and more boppy. It’s fine, but I am still hoping for a stronger song among the 2 remaining ones.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Toinousse

Fair enough criticism. Let’s wait for the other two songs to be released to see if this is truly the best song Ireland could send.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Toinousse

To be fair, I was fearing this would be much more overhyped for the exact reason you mentioned, but I guess most people are keeping in mind that this is much better than the previous songs in the Irish final, but would face much much bigger challenges in Eurovision.

Personally, I would also prefer something more original, but… can we expect it from the people who selected the other 3 songs?

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

”That’s Rich” is catchy, and could do well. Even ”Ashes of Yesterday” sounds much better in the studio version. It was too much to ask for Ireland to give us something unexpected, I guess, but even these songs (aside from Ride 2.0, sorry), could possibly qualify with a REALLY good staging, performance, and production. We are still 2 songs short, but I would be very surprised if they aren’t a bit safe (even if they turn out great).

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

it is nothing groundbreaking, but brooke has the captivating looks necessary to sell a song combined with a live performance. if her vocals live up to it, she would be a good choice for ireland.

Barrie
Barrie
4 months ago

When it comes to ESC, I really don’t care for Ireland. But I have to admit, this song really caught my attention and is an absolute bop. I’ll be rooting for it to win so I can have Ireland in my top since like… yeah – go, Brooke!

Leo M
Leo M
4 months ago

It’s fine but it’s just another generic pop song, nothing special. I want something different from Ireland, everything is a bit predictable so far

Jake
Jake
4 months ago

she was certainly chomping at the bit to release her track…I can see why she’s excited…I think there’s definitely more of the right energy than the other 3 songs…it’ll come down to staging and performance on the night…I am guessing the Ireland watches The Voice UK? was it as big there? not familiar with how much access the Irish have to UK reality shows vs watching their own versions of them…looking forward to the last 2 entries to properly assess all the entries…I’m still pretty sure we have borderline qualifiers (if that) in this bunch, but Brooke came to win…are… Read more »

Alo
Alo
4 months ago

Even if it’s not my type of songs I like, I can’t deny that this is much much better than the other 3.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

Well,Irish fans, if you want this to win you’ve gotta watch the late late show on the fourth.

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago

This is the best entry by a mile! I hope Ireland chooses this for Turin.
Now, whether or not it’ll advance to the final, it’d still be an upgrade to what Ireland has been sending lately

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
4 months ago

Brooke releasing her song early cause she said the eurovision fans need some quality from Ireland for once lmao.

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago

This is it, Ireland, send her! And if she has a great performance it will do well.

Nils
Nils
4 months ago

Kind of a mixed bag. I danced along to it all the way from the very first seconds, but I could also see this nosedive horribly in Turin if the staging is lacklustre.

But of all the potential Irish songs we know so far, this is undoubtedly the best by a mile.

Last edited 4 months ago by Nils
Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago

Not a winner but if Brooke brings the charisma and they stage this well (and to be fair to Ireland their staging has rarely been bad) Ireland have a chance of qualification.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

Out of the songs out so far, this is probably the best choice for Ireland, Even without the last two songs. Hopefully it does get chosen, but whether or not this will actually get Ireland to the final depends on The staging and live performance vocals and It’s competition in the semifinal it will be sorted in.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Finally something entertaining and fresh in the Irish selection! So much better than the other 3 released songs. There’s still hope.

Kinga
Kinga
4 months ago

The best so far but I don’t think it will do well in Turin.

Deano
Deano
4 months ago

This is a great song and if this was in any other National final, it would be highly rated so instead of knocking the other Irish entries, I hope people can give this song the credit it deserves. We don’t need 6 good songs- just one good song is enough as only one song is being sent to the contest.

This song has lots of staging potential and is memorable and catchy. The singer is still unknown so can she deliver?

Aaron
Aaron
4 months ago
Reply to  Deano

She made it to the final 3 of the Voice UK, so I think she has the experience of performing on stage so thats hopefully a plus 🙂

Zisk
Zisk
4 months ago
Reply to  Deano

You have to understand that having one good song isn’t enough for us because the general audience for the show that our NF will be on isn’t the type that listens to or enjoys this music. I think we’re desperately relying on the jury to put this through and give us a glimmer of hope.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
4 months ago
Reply to  Zisk

You know, I wouldn’t rule out Brooke because between 2009 and 2015, Black Daisy, JEDWARD (twice), Ryan Dolan and Can Linn all won over ballads. I’d even say that together with Janet Grogan, she has the best chance of winning the ticket to Turin, but it all comes down to the performance on the night. If it’s a crashing mess, then forget it, but if it all comes together and Brooke sings as well as she can (she came third on The Voice UK for a reason), then she will win. No doubt about it. Don’t forget, there will also… Read more »

John Moynahan
John Moynahan
4 months ago

Ok , can we just delete the first 3 songs dropped and pretend that this is the first of 6? This is a half decent effort and if there were 5 more of this quality, I’d be hopeful of a competitive entry from Ireland. As Brooke was 3rd in the Voice UK ( i think?) she should be a competent vocalist who could deliver a live performance. Please let there be 2 more good songs to make a contest of it!!
Atm, this wins hamds down……..surely!!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
4 months ago

Well that’s spotify hit potential

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago

If this one wins (it has to!), it can definitely make left side of the scoreboard. She needs to go all-out on the staging though, which I’m sure she will!

Efraim
Efraim
4 months ago

Best entry of the lot so far… not that that was a high bar to clear. Still nothing that makes me picture Ireland anywhere near the top of the Saturday board (if it even gets there), though.

NickC
NickC
4 months ago

She has a great voice. The song is so modern. Well done, Ireland!

Deano
Deano
4 months ago
Reply to  NickC

We just need to see now that it transfers to a live stage- we have seen a lot of times in every national final how a song loses something when it moves to the stage. Fingers crossed Brooke’s voice can deliver and the staging is quality.

musica
musica
4 months ago

This is by far the best entry out of the four, but that isn’t saying much. It’s the first one that sounds like a proper song and not something that was created by a Eurovision song generator.

West
West
4 months ago

I admit I was still sceptical after hearing a snippet of the song – many times a snippet sounds great but the whole song is not. This time it was not the case, fortunately. The song is better than others by miles. I know we still haven’t heard all the songs, but I doubt there will be something better (but I wouldn’t mind being proven wrong).

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago

Was it confirmed? Or y’all assuming?

Ricky
Ricky
4 months ago
Reply to  Xxx

Its been confirmed

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago
Reply to  Ricky

Great! then it’s their best option!