Ireland's Eurovision song has been picked but Late Late viewers' hearts were with Aunty Maureen 4 months ago

Ireland's Eurovision song has been picked but Late Late viewers' hearts were with Aunty Maureen

An icon.

Anyone who watched last night's Late Late Show was treated to the Eurosong special where a panel of judges and the public decided which singer would be heading to represent Ireland at this year's Eurovision.


Derry native Brooke Scullion was selected and will perform song 'That's Rich' in Turin, Italy in May when Ireland will compete in the second semi-final of the competition.

The singer will be bidding to qualify for the grand final and to play in front of an audience of over 180 million viewers. No biggie.

You can hear her performance of the track on the Late Late on Friday night below:


Clip via The Late Late Show

Despite Brooke getting public praise and an outpour of support from viewers, there was one other person in the studio that had everyone's backing and she wasn't even a contestant.

Aunty Maureen was in the audience as family to one of the Eurovision hopefuls, enthusiastically supporting her nephew Patrick O'Sullivan who performed song 'One Night, One Kiss, One Promise'.

Maureen was so proud and excited for him that she managed to leave everyone online talking, really making her mark on the Irish public.


Moments after Patrick sang the final note of his song, Ryan singled out Maureen from the crowd to tell her how great she was, saying: "You're great, In fairness, you were the first person standing."

But as the show went on, Maureen continued to make us laugh as voting lines hadn't even opened when she was spotted by Ryan already on her phone.

"Maureen, are you on the phone? I swear Aunty Maureen has the phone out. I can't believe it. I just barely said the lines [open]," Ryan joked.


Naturally, after getting a few funny moments from her, the world of Twitter joined in on the laughs, with the Late Late Show account even weighing in.

Alongside a video of her on the phone, they wrote: "Aunty Maureen is ON IT! #LateLate."

Another said: "Fame's going to get to Aunty Maureen's head."

A third wrote: "If I'm going to see Aunty Maureen cry because of Brooke's win then so be it."


A fourth said: "Tubs: 'And the person to represent Ireland in Turin is....... Aunty Maureen!!'"

A fifth added: "Can we just send Aunty Maureen?"