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Irish Eurovision viewers were left heartbroken after Brooke Scullion lost out on a spot in Saturday's final.

The Derry woman wowed fans with her energetic performance of "That's Rich".

Fans were shocked when the 23-year-old didn't get enough votes to get through to the final with many turning to Twitter to express their disappointment including Dustin The Turkey and CNN's Donie O'Sullivan.

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While fans were not happy with the result, one person in particular seemed particularly upset by the loss.

Presenter Marty Whelan was noticeably downbeat when Brooke didn't get through to the final.

Col Patterson tweeted: "I could hear Marty Whelan's heart break into pieces,yet again. Ah well. Tough on Brooke."

Con Murphy tweeted: "Somebody needs to lift Marty Whelan off the floor. I've never heard him sound so disappointed and he's had plenty of practice in recent years. Really hard luck for Brooke."

One said: "I'm disappointed for Ireland (and poor Marty Whelan sounds devastated) and really surprised about San Marino."

Niall Farrell added: "Marty Whelan was right. Ireland deserved to qualify this year. We’ve sent some rubbish but she was brilliant. This isn’t RTE’s fault either. It’s a bigger problem. Guarantee if Brooke had been singing for Sweden or Azerbaijan this evening she’d be through."

Many viewers agreed with Marty, with CNN reporter Donie O'Sullivan and Dustin the Turkey expressing their disappointment.

Donie O'Sullivan said he was on the phone when Ireland lost and said: "The Sullivans are not happy. Dad was convinced that given Northern Ireland could vote we would be safe. There’s a border poll joke here somewhere."

Dustin The Turkey praised Brooke's performance saying it was the "best act we’ve sent it years".

He added: "And remember there’s worse things than not winning the Eurovision… Look at poor Nicky Byrne, he got sentenced to 10 more years in Westlife after he lost it."

Some people chose to see the funny side with one person Tweeting: "To those who voted for Ireland’s @Brooke_Scullion, thank you. To those who didn’t, never speak to me again."

Another Twitter user joked: "No San Marino? No Ireland? See you all in court on Monday."

Here is the full list of countries who made it through after tonight's semi-final: Belgium, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Australia, Sweden, Romania and Serbia.

They will join Ukraine, Switzerland, Armenia, Iceland, Lithuania, Portugal, Norway, Greece, Moldova, Netherlends, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France and Spain in the final on Saturday.

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