Pop stars Meghan Trainor, Ronan Keating and Mika were among the famous faces who sent messages of support to Ireland’s Brooke Scullion ahead of her Eurovision semifinals.
The 23-year-old singer – who finished third on The Voice UK in 2020 with mentor Trainor – represents Ireland on Thursday with her pop break-up track That’s Rich.
US singer-songwriter Trainor said: “Superstar Brooke, I love you, I miss you, good luck in the Eurovision Song Contest, you will kill.
“This is Rich is a blast have so much fun and remember how talented and awesome you are.”
Pop star Mika sent a video of him in a car dancing to her Eurovision song contribution.
Former Boyzone singer Keating said he will be “watching them and voting for them”.
He added: “You are an absolute legend and to stand up on that stage and wear the Irish colors is a powerful thing.”
Westlife singer Nicky Byrne said he “crossed everything” for her, then started singing part of her song and jokingly asked if she needed a backing singer.
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He added: “You’re going to do great, we believe in you. Have fun and above all, enjoy it.
“It’s a big moment, but just relax and give it your all. You will be brilliant.”
Irish girl group B*witched also sent a message of good luck alongside Irish TV presenter Ryan Tubridy, Northern Irish singer JC Stewart and Nathan Carter, an Irish country singer.
In the video message, former Saturdays singer Una Healy said: “Brooke you are amazing I love the song and the chorography is amazing.”
Kodaline frontman Steve Carrigan said it was a “huge honor” to represent Ireland and they would support them all.
Scullion will compete in the second semi-final of the singing competition, where the remaining 18 countries will take the stage in hopes of being dialed through to the final.
In the first semi-final on Tuesday, Eurovision Song Contest favorites Kalush Orchestra of Ukraine were chosen for the Grand Final.
They were among 10 countries confirmed for Saturday after acts from 17 countries attended.
Norway, Switzerland, Armenia, Iceland, Lithuania, Portugal, Greece, Moldova and the Netherlands were also dialed through.
The UK is among the Big Five countries – which also includes Spain, Germany, France and Italy – that do not have to qualify via the semi-finals as they automatically qualify for the final.
TikTok star Sam Ryder, 32, will represent the UK with his uplifting pop song Space Man on Saturday.
The second semi-final will be broadcast on BBC Three from Turin, Italy on Thursday, with commentary by TV star Rylan Clark and Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/famous-faces-wish-irelands-brooke-scullion-luck-for-eurovision-semi-final-41640439.html Celebrity faces wish Ireland’s Brooke Scullion good luck for the Eurovision semi-finals