Thursday night saw Ireland’s entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, Brooke Scullion take to the stage as she performed her song ‘That’s Rich’.
Although the Derry Native appeared to have the audience on her side in Turin, Italy, leaving the stage to chants from the crowd, she failed to qualify, meaning Ireland will miss out yet again on Saturday night’s grand final.
However, one cheeky comment from Sweden’s national broadcaster’s commentator raised a few eyebrows.
Commenting after Brooke’s phenomenal performance, the commentator pulled no punches saying: “She’s trying to be Dua Lipa, but on an Irish budget”.
People were left shocked by the comment, taking to Twitter to share their dismay.
One person wrote: “The cheek!”
Another said: “Someone send in a heavy to get him”.
While a third thought there are worse people to be compared to and simply said: “Love”.
The comment came before viewers of the show were left hugely disappointed after Ireland failed to make it into the night’s top ten.
Fans had high hopes for Brooke to qualify Ireland for the final for the first time in four years.
However, things were not meant to be.
Brooke missed out on a coveted place in the final to successful countries Belgium, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Australia, Sweden, Romania and Serbia.
Joining Ireland as the Eurovision hopefuls who would be returning home disappointed were Israel, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Cyprus, North Macedonia, and Montenegro.
Fans were left heartbroken by the results as many took to Twitter to express their frustration.
They said: “How did Ireland not go through!!?? That was an absolute bop!! Robbed!”
Another said: “WHAT THE HELL, EUROPE?!? That was pop excellence!!! You voted in all those sleepy-ass songs over Brooke’s absolute slay?!? Justice for Ireland!!!”
Another commented: “So disappointed Ireland didn’t get through to the final, yet again. Brooke did us proud, but nothing will stop the political voting.”
While a third said: “How did Ireland not go through!!?? That was an absolute bop!! Robbed!”
Straight after Brooke exited the stage, many supporters believed her song was the best of the night as the crowd appeared to have a fantastic reaction and could be heard singing Ole Ole.
On social media, viewers across Europe were clear that they thought Brooke deserved a place in the final.
One viewer said: “Well done Ireland, best song of the night by far.”
Another said: “Awesome live, go girl, you ripped it up.”
Another added: “Ireland have been my favourite so far it was everything.”
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