Schoolgirl Molly Sterling to represent Ireland in Eurovision

16-year-old from Nenagh in Co Tipperary, wins Eurosong with ‘Playing with Numbers’

Molly Sterling performs ‘Playing with Numbers’, on the RTÉ Late Late Show Eurosong special

Molly Sterling performs ‘Playing with Numbers’, on the RTÉ Late Late Show Eurosong special

 

Molly Sterling, a 16-year-old schoolgirl from Nenagh in Co Tipperary, has won Eurosong on the The Late Late Show and will represent Ireland at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna this May.

The song, Playing with Numbers, co-written by Greg French, was announced the winner when it topped the scoreboard, which comprises a combination of public and jury vote.

Molly is currently in 4th year in St Andrew’s in Booterstown, Dublin 18. She and songwriter Greg co-wrote Playing with Numbers as part of her upcoming album. She says the song is about the risks people take every day in love and in life, and the experiences of taking the road less travelled.

Molly said of her win: ‘It’s an unbelievably feeling! I can’t believe that it happened, it’s amazing. I just want to make everyone proud and Greg has worked so hard on this. I just love performing and I can now do it in an international scale – it’s mind-blowing.

“I don’t think my school will mind that I haven’t handed in my assignment. They’re all so supportive and they know this is what I’ve wanted to do since I was in nappies!’

The other acts who performed on The Late Late Show were Kat Mahon; Alex Saint and the MJs; Kat Mahon; Erika Selin and Nikki Kavanagh.

This year’s Eurovision will be held in Vienna, Austria in May, with Ireland competing in the second semi-final. The Eurovision final takes place on Saturday, 23rd May.