EUROVISION icon Dana has supplied to be in Brooke Scullion’s nook when she represents us this 12 months.
And the legendary singer believes her fellow Derry woman has what it takes to convey house the highest prize like she did in 1970 and put Irish acts again on the worldwide stage.
Our first ever Eurovision winner, 70, admits she’s been caught up within the pleasure over Brooke, who will jet to Turin, Italy, in Might.
The previous Voice UK star, 22, received the Late Late Present Eurosong particular earlier this month after wowing the general public with That’s Wealthy.
And Dana insisted she “wouldn’t see a fellow Derry woman caught” and promised to clear her diary if requested to jet out to Italy as Brooke’s mentor.
In an unique interview, she advised the Irish Solar: “I’ve loads of expertise.
“Once I first went out to Eurovision in 1970, Eire had by no means received Eurovision.
“I might by no means flip a Derry woman down and, if requested, I might make myself out there for Turin in Might.
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“I charge Brooke and I charge her music. It is a golden alternative for Eire to win at Eurovision once more.
“To regain its place for producing world-class artists singers and songwriters. To place us again on the world stage.”
Dana mentioned she would relish the thought of turning into a mentor to Brooke.
And the Eurovision legend desires to ensure that the Bellaghy woman will get one thing out of her bid and might flip it right into a profession like she did over 50 years in the past following her win in Amsterdam with All Sorts of All the things.
Dana advised the Irish Solar: “Younger folks come out of those big TV expertise reveals competitions with completely nothing.
“Brooke appears so gifted as a singer and a author. I’d fortunately give her recommendation about her profession.
“I believe her marketing campaign ought to begin now. I’d like to get her over to Britain and introduce her to my contacts in TV and radio.
“How nice wouldn’t it be if Brooke may exit to Eurovision backed by thousands and thousands of UK votes.”
And we will additionally reveal present insiders reckon having Dana in her nook may present our bid with a huge enhance.
A Eurovision skilled advised the Irish Solar: “There’s no query that having Dana out in Turin can be a giant plus in getting Eire out of the semi-finals.
“Having Eire’s first Eurovision winner mentoring our 2022 entry would garner big publicity.
“Bear in mind, Dana is each a Eurovision and homosexual icon because the 1998 winner Dana Worldwide named herself after our Dana.”
And when requested what she product of the legendary Israeli transgender singer, Dana quipped: “Properly, she’s bought significantly better legs than me.”
Dana additionally welcomed RTE’s determination to contain the general public in deciding Eire’s Eurovision entry once more after a number of years of the State broadcaster selecting our act themselves.
She has not been concerned with Eire’s Eurovision entry since she clashed with RTE bosses when requested to participate within the Eurosong panel for the 2008 Music Contest which despatched Dustin The Turkey.
The Eurovision winner hit the roof when Dustin’s Irelande Douze Factors was chosen — and appropriately predicted that the singing turkey would fall flat on his face in Belgrade.
Trying again, Dana mentioned: “I didn’t cover my opposition to sending Dustin to Eurovision. I knew it will be seen as an insult to Eurovision, and it was one of many few entries to get booed.”
https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/8352005/eurovision-dana-backs-irish-entry-italy-brooke-scullion/ Eurovision icon Dana backs this 12 months’s Irish entry and felow Derry woman Brooke Scullion to win huge in Italy