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Brooke Scullion

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Brooke Scullion
Born (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 23)
Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
OriginNorthern Ireland
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
Years active2019–present

Brooke Scullion (born 31 March 1999), sometimes performing under the mononym Brooke,[1] is an Irish singer. She was a contestant on series 9 of The Voice UK, finishing in third place.[2] She represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song "That's Rich".[3]

Early life

Scullion was born on 31 March 1999 in Bellaghy, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.[4] She was involved in both the performing arts and sports from a young age. In secondary school, she performed in several musical productions including Fame, Mamma Mia!, and Sister Act.[4] She played on the senior camogie team at Wolfe Tones GAC.[5]

She was a drama student at Ulster University at Magee.[6]

Career

2020: The Voice UK

In 2020, she auditioned for the ninth series of The Voice UK. In the blind auditions, she earned chair turns from all four coaches and chose Meghan Trainor to be her coach. She finished in third place.[7]

The Voice UK Performances
Song Original Artist(s) Notes
Blind Audition "Bruises" Lewis Capaldi Four-chair turn, joined Team Meghan
Battle "Water Under the Bridge" Adele Won against Jordan Phillips
Knockout "Stay" Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko Won against Beryl McCormack and Oli Ross
Semi-final "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus Advanced to the final
Final "Edge of Seventeen" Stevie Nicks
"Giant" Calvin Harris and Rag'n'Bone Man Duet with Ella Eyre

2022: Eurosong 2022 and Eurovision Song Contest

In January 2022, Brooke was announced as one of six finalists competing in Eurosong 2022, the national final for Ireland to decide its representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.[8][9] With her song "That's Rich", Brooke won Eurosong 2022 with twenty-eight points.[10] She won by four points over "Ashes of Yesterday" by Janet Grogan and "Yeah, We're Gonna Get Out of It" by Miles Graham.[10] She received twelve points each from the international jury and televote, and four points from the jury in the studio.[11] She represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy and performed in position 10 in the second semi-final on 12 May. However, Scullion failed to qualify for the final.[12]

Personal life

Outside of singing, Brooke works as a personal assistant to an estate agent in Toome, County Antrim.[13]

Discography

Singles

References

  1. ^ "Brooke wins 'Eurosong' and will represent Ireland at Eurovision 🇮🇪". Eurovision.tv. 4 February 2022. Archived from the original on 4 February 2022. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Edgy 21-Year-Old Has The Judges In Awe During Soulful Audition For 'The Voice UK'". Talent Recap. 28 November 2020. Archived from the original on 5 February 2022. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Brooke Scullion to represent Ireland in Eurovision". 4 February 2022. Archived from the original on 4 February 2022. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  4. ^ a b Carter, William (8 February 2022). "Ireland: Five Things to Know About Brooke Scullion". escYOUnited. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  5. ^ Monaghan, John (2 March 2020). "Celebrations as Bellaghy camogie player Brooke Scullion progresses in The Voice". The Irish News. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Magee gets behind Brooke Scullion as she prepares for the Knockouts on The Voice UK". www.ulster.ac.uk. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  7. ^ Cochrane, Amy (7 February 2022). "Who is Brooke Scullion? All you need to know about Irish Eurovision singer and Derry girl". belfasttelegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Update: Ireland launches bid for Eurovision glory 🇮🇪". Eurovision.tv. 21 January 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Brooke Scullion on That's Rich: "When was the last time you heard an Irish Eurovision entry sound like this?"". www.officialcharts.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2022. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Brooke wins 'Eurosong' and will represent Ireland at Eurovision 🇮🇪". Eurovision.tv. 4 February 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Eurosong: Brooke Scullion will sing "That's Rich" for Ireland at Eurovision 2022". wiwibloggs. 4 February 2022. Archived from the original on 4 February 2022. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  12. ^ Moloney, Eoghan (12 May 2022). "Ireland fail to qualify for Eurovision final despite brilliant Brooke Scullion performance of 'That's Rich'". Irish Independent. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  13. ^ Hutton, Brian. "'The Eurovision is like the Olympics for music...I'm trying to prepare myself'". The Irish Times. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  14. ^ Likoski, Steve (30 September 2020). "Interview: The Voice UK's Brooke Scullion talks new single, "Attention"". CelebMix. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  15. ^ Sturtridge, Isaac (4 February 2022). "Brooke releases music video for Eurosong 2022 entry 'That's Rich'". ESCXTRA.com. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  16. ^ @Brooke_Scullion (16 May 2022). "Tongues 👅 Coming soon;" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2022
Succeeded by
TBA
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