A SWEDISH Eurovision commentator has sparked outrage online after making a ‘cheeky’ comment about Brooke Scullion.
The Derry singer delivered a knockout performance of her song ‘That’s Rich’ last night, but sadly it wasn’t enough to qualify for the Grand Final.
Taking to Twitter, a viewer noted that a Swedish TV presenter had commented on Brooke Scullion and how she looked like a certain British pop star.
They said: “She’s trying to be Dua Lipa, but on an Irish budget”.
Eurovision fans were outraged and took to social media to share their displeasure.
Conor said, “Last time I’m going to IKEA”.
Pat wrote: ‘Swede Marty Whelan didn’t fire any shots’, to which Bernadette replied: ‘It would have nothing to do with Ireland being ahead of Sweden in number of wins. Lots of bitterness!!”
Someone else tweeted: “You are banned from Ireland.”
Another viewer added: “Cheek!”
Despite the “cheeky” comment, Irish fans saw the resemblance and dubbed Brooke “Derry Lipa”.
Alex said: “Poor Derry Lipa has been robbed. Sending love across the Irish Sea”.
Jeremy tweeted: “Derry Lipa deserved more #EUROVISION”.
Noah said: “RIP Irish Dua Lipa, you killed so hard, it’s a shame Europe is tasteless”.
Aamir wrote: “Our Derry Lipa didn’t deserve not to qualify. Europe you are all bad”.
Siobhan said: “Justice for Derry Lipa! Damn #Eurovision”.
THE ‘PEOPLE’S CHOICE’
Eurovision legend Dana hailed Brooke as the ‘people’s choice’ and told the Irish Sun: ‘The people were behind her.
“She did really well with a really good performance. She gave her best in a strong competition.”
The 23-year-old was expected to make it to the big night, but she wasn’t one of 10 performers to advance to the second semi-final.
The 10 countries that qualified were Belgium, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Australia, Sweden, Romania and Serbia.
It means Ireland, who have won the contest more times than anyone else but haven’t won it since Eimear Quinn lifted the crown with his song The Voice in 1996, were once again disappointed.
Spectacular pyrotechnic fireworks then set the stage on fire as Brooke – dressed in an electric blue ensemble – delivered a dazzling routine backed by dancers Amy Whearity, Amy Ford, Lizzy Benham and Sophie Kavanagh.
RTE presenter Marty Whelan said: “So disappointed for Brooke Scullion and the whole team.
“Very disappointed again that this is our situation. Very sad to see that we didn’t make it because we really thought we would this year.”