Taoiseach Micheál Martin has joined stars from the world of music in wishing Ireland's Eurovision Song Contest hopeful Brooke Scullion the best ahead of her performance in tonight's second semi-final in Turin.

The Co Derry singer will be the 10th performer in the 18-strong semi-final line-up tonight. The semi-final is on RTÉ2, the RTÉ Player and RTÉ Radio 1 from 8:00pm.

In a video message, An Taoiseach said: "Hello Brooke, I just wanted to wish you the very best as you fly the flag for Ireland at Eurovision this week.

"Derry Girls is a huge success everywhere at the moment so I've no doubt you will be too when you perform That's Rich in Turin.

"It's already such a great achievement to be representing your country on the biggest stage so please enjoy every moment - and know that all Eurovision fans at home are right behind you."

Earlier, pop stars Ronan Keating, Meghan Trainor and Eurovision co-host Mika were among the famous faces sending messages of support to the 23-year-old ahead of her Eurovision semi-final.

Here's hoping Brooke Scullion will make it through to Saturday's Eurovision Grand Final

Former Boyzone singer Keating said he will be "watching and voting" for his compatriot.

He added: "You are an absolute legend and to stand up on that stage to wear the Irish colours is a powerful thing."

Brooke Scullion was third on The Voice UK in 2020 with mentor Trainor, who called her a "superstar" in a good luck Eurovision message.

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"I love you, I miss you," said US star Trainor. "Good luck at Eurovision, you're going to slay.

"That's Rich is a smash. Have so much fun and remember how talented and amazing you are."

Westlife singer Nicky Byrne, who represented Ireland in the Eurovision in 2016, said "everything is crossed" for Brooke, then started to sing part of her song and jokingly asked if she needed a back-up singer.

He added: "You're going to do great, we believe in you. Have fun and most importantly, enjoy it.

"It's a big moment but just relax, and give it your all. You're going to be brilliant."

The Co Derry singer will be the 10th performer in the 18-strong semi-final line-up tonight. The semi-final is on RTÉ2, the RTÉ Player and RTÉ Radio 1 from 8:00pm

Girl group B*witched also sent a message of good luck alongside Late Late Show presenter Ryan Tubridy, and singers Nathan Carter and JC Stewart.

Former Saturdays singer Una Healy said: "Brooke, you are fantastic. I love the song and the choreography is amazing."

Steve Garrigan, frontman of Kodaline, said it is a "huge honour" to represent Ireland and they're all backing her.

Pop star Mika, who is co-hosting the Eurovision in Turin, sent a video of him in a car dancing to That's Rich.

The second semi-final will see the remaining 18 countries competing for the remaining 10 places.

The first semi-final on Tuesday saw Eurovision Song Contest favourites Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine voted through to the grand final.

Joining Ukraine in qualifying from the first semi-final were, in alphabetical order: Armenia, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Switzerland.

Additional Reporting: Press Association