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Brooke Scullion makes her Eurovision debut for the opening ceremony in Turin last night

Brooke Scullion
Pic: Andres Poveda

Last night was only the beginning of what’s set to be an incredible week for Irish singer, Brooke Scullion as yesterday evening was the opening ceremony for the competition.

The Derry native and Marty Whelan took to the turquoise carpet alongside all of the other contestants representing their country at this year’s competition.

All the action this year will be coming from Turin after Italy won the competition in 2021 with Måneskin’s “Zitti E Buoni” which  got them a massive 524 points on the night!

The event was held in the iconic Venaria Palace, the Reggia di Venaria which as well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site was also once a residence of the Royal House of Savoy.

Marty Whelan
Pic: Andres Poveda

Earlier this week the 23-year-old shared that she has new music set to be released after the show;“I have music that’s sitting ready to go that will come out two weeks after Eurovision that’s better than ‘That’s Rich’ because ‘That’s Rich’ is the first song that I ever wrote, and my material got stronger as I went along.”

Chatting about where she was in her career before appearing on The Voice she said; “I worked in an estate agents, I had to get a job after The Voice because I had no line of work, I had no music of my own, no repertoire, no way of making music as an artist.”

“So I’m clutching on to this with everything I have because this is unbelievable.”

Brooke Scullion
Pic: Andres Poveda

The Derry native also spoke about how she’s been getting on in rehearsals ahead of this weekend’s performance; “It was a lot better than the first rehearsal. So much better just in terms of my preparation, I had no idea where the camera angles were in the first one, so this time I had them nailed, I was having fun!”

“It looked really good because when you’re having fun it transpires and everyone else is going to second-handedly enjoy it!”

“Whenever something goes wrong then that’s a wee inkling in your mind but we’ve been lucky enough to have prepared hard and that seems to have gone quite well.”

“We can always fix things, there’s little things that we’re always changing but it’s very positive so far, so pleased with it.”

Tune in to the final of the Eurovision song contest this Saturday 14th of May!

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