Ireland: Molly Sterling




Molly, what you owe me is the last three minutes back. The non-sensical lyrics are not her fault, I’m sure (In the arms of the potion they found our truth – what even is that?!), and her piano playing is all very lovely. None of this is entertaining, though, and a lack of charm equals absolute boredom. Even the cameraman on The Late Late Show couldn’t stop himself from zooming all over the place.

Credit: Richie Mooney



All Kinds of Everything: interview with Molly

Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

I loved the runner up last year – Calm After The Storm by The Common Linnets. It’s a gorgeous song with beautiful harmonies. I still have it in my head.

Babushki4 vs. Lordi4


I remember seeing them on stage and I thought they were fascinating – I’m not sure if I actually liked them or didn’t like them – they were just so different and interesting!

ABBA4 vs. Celine4


All the way. Brilliant pop songs but also heart-breaking lyrics and real stories of love and loss.

What does the general public in Ireland think of Eurovision?

Irish people absolutely love Eurovision. It gets a huge audience and everyone talks about it on Twitter. Ireland has won Eurovision seven times so we have a bit of a special relationship with it.

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

I wouldn’t say I have a ritual really…myself [and my] co-songwriter Greg French take a few minutes to just run through everything and get in the zone. My voice coach, Tine, is fantastic at making everyone very relaxed and getting any nerves under control.



Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Ireland: 3 points.

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 40 acts entering this year’s contest, with four countries receiving each set of points used by the EBU (12, 10, and 8-1).