We are just hours away from the first Irish national final in seven years. But before we discover who the people of Ireland along with a national and international jury want to send to Eurovision 2022, let’s find out our readers’ choice.
Brooke is your favourite to win Ireland’s Eurosong 2022 with “That’s Rich”
After counting a total of 3,505 votes, we can reveal that Brooke is your runaway favourite to secure victory on The Late Late Show. The “That’s Rich” popstar picked up 1,568 votes or 44.74% of all votes cast. The Wiwi Jury were in agreement, also placing the Derry girl first in their rankings. Here’s what Padraig said:
““That’s Rich” is the only one of the six that feels current. The punk-pop vibes with the cool electro aesthetic are very now, and the track actually sounds like something you might hear on a mainstream pop radio station. None of the other entries come close. Staging will be key to how the song would perform at Eurovision, although we know from The Voice that Brooke has no shortage of charisma and talent. And, regardless of performance, this would most certainly become a dancefloor staple at Euroclub”.
He sings “One Night, One Kiss, One Promise”, but Patrick O’Sullivan will have to settle for the number two spot with our readers. The musical theatre performer managed to get 593 votes or 16.92% of all votes cast. The Wiwi Jury also awarded him silver. Here are Robyn’s thoughts on the entry:
“For all the 80s-inspired synth-pop that’s doing the rounds at the moment, this is the one that reminds me of the sort of music that was actually coming out in the 80s. It sounds like it could be the soaring love theme from a 1986 romantic comedy. But that could be its weakest point – it risks sounding like music that should be playing underneath while something more interesting happens. The live performance could overcome this. If Patrick can be the leading man, the song stands a good chance of serving an uplifting emotional impact”.
She’s preaching self love, and our readers are sharing some love too. Rachel Goode rounds out the top three, scoring 443 votes or 12.64% of all the votes cast. “I’m Loving Me” also came third with the Wiwi Jury, winning praise for its synth-pop sound and Rachel’s vocals.
Poll results: Who should win Ireland’s Eurosong 2022?
- Brooke “That’s Rich” 1,568 votes 44.74%
- Patrick O’Sullivan “One Night, One Kiss, One Promise” 593 votes 16.92%
- Rachel Goode “I’m Loving Me” 443 votes 12.64%
- Janet Grogan “Ashes of Yesterday” 345 votes 9.84%
- Miles Graham “Yeah We’re Gonna Get Out Of It” 279 votes 7.96%
- Brendan Murray “Real Love” 277 votes 7.90%
3,505 total votes
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