Brooke That's Rich Ireland Eurovision 2022 Rehearsal
Photo: EBU / NATHAN REINDS

We’ve officially seen half of the Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals for semi-final two. And it’s up to Ireland’s Brooke to kick off the second half with “That’s Rich”. How did she get on on the Eurovision stage? Let’s find out…

Ireland’s Brooke “That’s Rich” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsal

Padraig: The Late Late Show is now a distant fever dream. The pink pyjamas and ponytails have been consigned to the bin and instead we get what is possibly the biggest glo-up from national final season to the Turin stage. Brooke is dressed in a futuristic-looking blue crop top and hot pants ensemble complete with a sheer overskirt, sleeves and high boots. A bedazzled microphone tops off the look. She’s joined by four dancers in pink. The performance starts with an aerial shot of everyone lying on the floor. Brooke is at the centre, surrounded by a large beating heart. Once they’re back on their feet, the ladies proceed to do the choreography we’ve seen at the preview parties. But this is much better. The moves are polished and the team as a whole seem a lot more confident. Most importantly, Brooke has delivered one of her strongest vocals to date. She’s more at ease with dancing, less breathy and finishing all her words. Semi-final two is tough, but Ireland can’t be ruled out.

Reaction to Ireland’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2022

@wiwibloggs_official #Ireland’s @Brooke Scullion serves attitude at her 2nd #Eurovision rehearsal. @jonathanvautrey watches and reacts 🇮🇪 #ESC2022 #Eurovision2022 #TheSoundOfBeauty #ThatsRich ♬ original sound – wiwibloggs

What do you think? How will Brooke fair in the semi-final? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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James Burke
James Burke
3 months ago

It’s diabolical nonsense again from Ireland if it wasn’t in the original selection the song that was runner up in the Irish selection competition would have qualified for the final

The truth
3 months ago

I simply can’t understand why people hype over this song. It is so average, bland and predictable with nothing to lift it up, making it more irritating than anywhere near likeable. Malta’s song shines bright compared to this!

Michael crosse
Michael crosse
3 months ago
Reply to  The truth

Most of the comments are saying it could qualify based on this rehearsal you would hardly call that overhyping

James Burke
James Burke
3 months ago
Reply to  The truth

I agree – it’s like something you would hear in A school prom

Amorata Delfont
Amorata Delfont
3 months ago

She’s getting better and better. I was not sold on this song at all when I first heard it, but I’m starting to root for her!

Ron
Ron
3 months ago

Ireland in the top 3 for YouTube views for yesterday’s rehearsals and ahead of the likes of Sweden, Australia, Estonia, Czech Rep etc. Brooke could even end up being a shock top 5 / 6 finisher in this semi, never mind just a borderline qualifier who barely scrapes through. She seems to be peaking just at the right moment.

James Burke
James Burke
3 months ago
Reply to  Ron

She came 15th – lol so much for YouTube

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

These is peaking at the right time. Well done Ireland.

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago

Ireland are 4th in today’s press poll! Wow that’s a surprise. Well done Ireland

Steven
Steven
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Should be higher

James Burke
James Burke
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Says it all about press polls lol she didn’t qualify. Lol

Michael crosse
Michael crosse
3 months ago

This is a gear and a half higher Very positive response from Eurovision fans across Europe when I first heard it I thought it was a qualifier then I got doubts if it would now I’m hopeful again having watched the 50 second rehearsal clip

Ted
Ted
3 months ago

I am loving how Brook is progressing with confidence and stage presence.
At the national final, she was just a boring girl next door with a killer song.
and now many months later by 2nd rehearsal, she is bringing the party vibe and beaming with confidence.
A borderline qualifier. So want Ireland to return to their glory days of ESC.
Good luck Ireland
From UK.

Leo M
Leo M
3 months ago

Ireland not dead and buried. Nothing else like it in this semi and it definitely has an audience. Still borderline but fingers crossed we can sneak in

James Burke
James Burke
3 months ago
Reply to  Leo M

Correct

ete sech
ete sech
3 months ago

While I expected a sassier performance, I think it has a lot of chances to make it to the final. She’s improved a lot, the song’s accessible and her performance looks polished and confident. Slay kween!

Im so fab
Im so fab
3 months ago

I expected a more sassy performance with close ups on Brooke. Let’s see if Ireland can make the miracle come true.

James Burke
James Burke
3 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

No no no close ups

Patrick
3 months ago

You just cannot set aside the fact that the song is ghastly. Arguably one of the worst entries by any country ever. Add in that she isn’t a good vocalist or performer and its clear there is no way it is making the final

ete sech
ete sech
3 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

Georgia 2012, Finland 2015 and others I can’t recall atm say hi…

Jofty
Jofty
3 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

I think you may be eating your focail on Thursday

Escfan
3 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

This is an absolutely ridiculous comment. If you don’t like the song ,thats fine, if you have constructive critique thats fine but why saying its one of the worst entries ever or she isn’t a good vocalist? Thats straight up bullying and completely unnecessary. If you have nothing constructive to say about the performance you shouldn’t be commenting. I don’t comment on performances that I don’t personally like because why bother speaking negatively, just realise its not something you like,others do like it. Please be respectful of performers

Marc22
Marc22
3 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

Is this the Patrick who Brooke beat in the national finals???

europotato
europotato
3 months ago
Reply to  Marc22

hahahahahahaha im crying!!!

James Burke
James Burke
3 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

I woke up at 4am I had a nightmare Brooke was in it doing that squeaky voice

Orla Burke34@mail.com
3 months ago

I always love reading the comments on Ireland. – if it was the best song in the competition it would still be “a dark horse and might not qualify” think about that and ask yourselves why ?

James Burke
James Burke
3 months ago

That’s right Orla but Is Ireland continue to pick a song from the budget late late show they will continue to get Nil Point

Vale
Vale
3 months ago

Strongest vocal to date! ahahahahah for the one with zero knowledge in music!

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago

I can see this qualifying now!! It’s polished , she’s confident enough for the juries, and the song will be catchy for a lot of people at home on 1st listen, also it’s easy for non English speakers to sing along with. Well done Ireland

James Burke
James Burke
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Pigs might fly – in fact no pigs flew lol

Jake
Jake
3 months ago

I think this is turning into a very accessible performance in a semi filled with darkness. It’s probably the most happy bright song in this semi and now I think it can qualify for occupying its own lane.

Xxx
Xxx
3 months ago

Yas kween, slay kween!

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago

I think she could sneak to the final like Zena

Polegend Godnova
3 months ago

she looks amazing and she’s improved so much. what i’d give to see her qualify !!

Henry
Henry
3 months ago

I am starting to believe now that she can actually qualify… much improvement here…

Kosey
Kosey
3 months ago

A tacky, cheap, trashy party……

And I am 100% here for it. The wide shots look amazing. Brooke is serving the Saturday night fun and I think she’ll get a lot of televote support for it.

Shift_key
Shift_key
3 months ago

I think I prefered Dustin the turkey lol

Lily
Lily
3 months ago
Reply to  Shift_key

I don’t think she is a sure Q either, but Dusrin the turkey?! Man, that’s offensive

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 months ago

She has a confidence up there that a lot of the other acts don’t and that this song absolutely needs. Ireland have once again brought the proper staging. The song’s not to my taste but the package is strong enough to have qualification chances. Juries might tank it but I think the public might be kinder! :3

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Totally agree, I think the televote will be stronger for it. It might be polished enough to get some jury votes. UK and Australia in the semi voting may get Ireland over the line

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
3 months ago

This improved but from what it was the only way is up really. I still don’t think Ireland will qualify but SF2 is a hot mess death semi of whatever the hell so who knows really.

pmsbm
pmsbm
3 months ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Yep… Staging looks decent, she just moves around without really dancing but it’s ok also, and unlike several others she’s dressed in a way that advantages her. The song is catchy, and in such a messy sf she can really qualify.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
3 months ago
Reply to  pmsbm

This semi is messy, hard to predict and very strong. I don’t think the Irish entry is strong enough to survive this semi.

Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago

loving that shot with the water

Amigo
Amigo
3 months ago

You can see she is enjoying her time on the stage. Hope that she gets to enjoy both in the Semis and in the Finals. Someone below said: “Call me crazy – but this looks good.” I could not agree more.

Efthymios
Efthymios
3 months ago
Reply to  Amigo

That someone was me, hehe. ^^

myopinion
myopinion
3 months ago

She is extremely underrated with the betting odds – it’s a very good performance and might be this year’s dark horse.

Steven
Steven
3 months ago
Reply to  myopinion

Top 10 for me !

Roelof M
Roelof M
3 months ago

Wow yeah this is much better! Confident, fun and energetic, I think this won’t come last by a long shot! Still not sure about qualification, but this honestly stands a chance.

Efthymios
Efthymios
3 months ago

Alright, I just saw the official 2nd rehearsal video… Call me crazy, tasteless, whatever, but I think Ireland has a better staging than Cyprus, Finland, Israel and other potential qualifiers this year. Brooke did an exquisite work.

Tadhg
Tadhg
3 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I really like Cyprus but I find the staging just a little bit distracting but at least your not looking at that black hole. With Ireland however no amount of spotlights shining out (there’s a lot of this going on through many of the acts, I wonder if the audience will actually see anything) or pyrotechnics can disguise the fact that most of the background is black, this would benefit from the comic strip imagery on an LED screen (a lá Ireland in 2019) but unfortunately we cant have that.

Colin
Colin
3 months ago

This feels more and more stage ready with each new rehearsal. It’s an unappologetic camp pop, and Brooke owns it. While Lesley had a bit better song, her staging and vocals weren’t up for that overtly ambitious task. Ireland 2022, on the other hand, knows what they are doing with this. Will it qualify? Unlikely. Should it qualify? I’d push them in as borderlines. It’s fun. It would also be a nice boost for the future Irish selections.

Efthymios
Efthymios
3 months ago

Brooke served! The staging indeed looks nice and more polished and I feel like her vocals also improved. It’s a shame however that it won’t be enough for her to qualify for the Grand Final but at least it’s a respectable and dignified attempt!

Una
Una
3 months ago

Ireland and Cyprus look pretty much the same: uptempo song with female performer with female dancers and the same colour scheme. Producers used to say they avoided putting similar acts one after the other. Strange!

Una
Una
3 months ago
Reply to  Una

It would be very nice if Ireland qualified since I love the song. However, from the little I’ve seen re rehearsals, Cyprus look very classy and Ireland not so much as their choreo looks kind of tr***y. Kind of like AzerBUYjan 2021, lol.

Dane
Dane
3 months ago
Reply to  Una

AzerBAIjan. Thank me later 😉

AM2PM
AM2PM
3 months ago
Reply to  Una

Once more?! How many wins does Cyprus have…. Oh yes the country which is waiting the longest for a win. Most failed attempts in other words.

harpersss
harpersss
3 months ago

That’s rich! Hello Final, Brooke

Safiya
Safiya
3 months ago

Yay, so happy that she did well, I really think this song is great and would love to see Brooke in the final!

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
3 months ago

So exited to hear she’s doing well, I’ve always been worried about how the song would be translated into the live but now I can breathe