Will Ireland’s entry be disqualified?

Brooke Scullion, a Derry singer, won the Eurosong special on Friday night and will represent Ireland at the competition in Turin, Italy. While the Irish entry was being heavily criticized, another piece of information was released. According to a blogger, Brooke performed That’s Rich during a Hotpress online session on April 7th, which is “in violation of Eurosong rules.”

“Compositions submitted for consideration (lyrics and music) must not have been commercially released and/or publicly performed, including online video platforms or social networks, in full or in part, before September 1, 2021,” according to a page on the RTE website inviting submissions for Ireland’s Eurovision entry.

“In all situations, RTÉ will have the last say on which song and artist will be Ireland’s 2022 entry,” RTE stated.

RTE did not react to a request for comment on the matter last night.

As it will be remembered, 2016 Eurovision winner Jamala also sang 1944 at a concert before. Also the Dutch winner in 2019 leaked early.

Credit: Irish Eurovision entry in centre of storm over eligibility for contest as blogger claims song ‘sung before’ (thesun.ie)

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