The Irish contestant delivers a high-energy pop performance at the Eurovision semifinals

Ireland’s Brooke Scullion has taken the stage to deliver an energetic performance in the second semi-final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.

The country was among 18 countries competing Thursday night in Turin, Italy, where 10 acts will be voted through to the grand finale on Saturday.

The 23-year-old singer – who finished third on The Voice UK in 2020 with mentor Meghan Trainor – represented her country with her pop break-up track That’s Rich.

Scullion was dressed in a coordinated blue outfit as she opened her performance on a pink heart on stage before jumping up to perform an energetic routine accompanied by a group of dancers in the background.

Her performance was rewarded with thunderous applause from the audience.

Ahead of her performance, Scullion received congratulations from a number of famous faces including Trainor, Ronan Keating and Mika.

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.”

Eurovision presenter Mika sent a video of him in a car dancing to her song.

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The second semi-final opened with Finland’s representative The Rasmus, dressed in black and yellow, giving a dramatic performance of Jezebel.

Israel followed with Michael Ben David, the country’s recent X Factor winner, performing his song IM

Serbian contestant Konstrakta performed a quirky song about Meghan Markle, then Georgia entertained the audience with a colorful performance by Circus Mircus, whose members wore a variety of extravagant facial hair and accessories.


Achille Lauro from San Marino performs in the second Eurovision semi-final (EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett)

One of the more eye-catching performances came from San Marino’s Achille Lauro, who donned a dramatic outfit with a black feather boa and diamond-studded cowboy hat before ending his performance on a bucking bronco.

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, who performed in Tuesday’s first semi-final, are the favorites to win the final, with bookmaker William Hill giving them a 2/5 rating as the country continues to resist Russian forces.

In the first semi-final, Ukraine, Switzerland, Armenia and Iceland were among the ten countries that secured a spot in Saturday night’s final.

Lithuania, Portugal, Norway, Greece, Moldova and the Netherlands also made it.

The second semi-final will be broadcast on BBC Three, with commentary by TV star Rylan Clark and Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills.

UK viewers can vote by phone or via the official Eurovision Song Contest app. The Irish contestant delivers a high-energy pop performance at the Eurovision semifinals

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