This year’s Eurovision entry Brooke Scullion is in Italy preparing for the live show on Thursday night. But it isn’t just the competition she’s prepared for, as Brooke also has plans for her career after the contest.
Speaking to the press after her rehearsal, the 23-year-old revealed she has new music coming out just a few weeks after the show.
Saying; “I have music that’s sitting ready to go that will come out two weeks after Eurovision that’s better that ‘That’s Rich’ because ‘That’s Rich’ is the first song that I ever wrote, and my material got stronger as I went along.”
The Derry native also shared just how important this opportunity is to her, after her time on singing contest The Voice.
Confessing; “See the European tour, if I hadn’t have done that I would crumble on the stage, I haven’t been singing for two years.”
“I worked in an estate agent, 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.”
Wanting to give it her all Brooke has been rehearsing a lot and believes her performance is much stronger than before.
Saying; “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.”
Continuing on to speak about how she moves on after mistakes.
The former real estate agent explained; “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.”
Catch Brooke’s performance on the second Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final on RTÉ2 at 8pm, this Thursday, the 12th of May.