Irish singer Molly Sterling appeared on The Late Late Show where she chatted about her preparation for Vienna. She also gave a bon voyage performance of “Playing With Numbers” and revealed the five others who’ll join her on stage in Vienna.
Host Ryan Tubridy chatted to Molly along with her co-writer Greg French. Molly is clearly looking forward to Vienna, with almost Jedward-like levels of excitement. She revealed that she’d only recently remembered to get her very first passport.
Molly also said that she is excited to be appearing at the Pop Meets Opera concert in Vienna, where she’ll perform another of her songs. She’ll be sharing a stage with John Karayiannis, Nina Sublatti, Boggie, and Mørland & Debrah Scarlett, along with Conchita and opera stars.
Vienna team revealed
Molly then performed her Eurovision 2015 song “Playing With Numbers”, debuting the new arrangement of the song previously only heard in its recorded version. Molly performed seated at a piano, and was joined by a cellist (who also sang backing vocals), a drummer, a double bassist and two backing vocalists.
From the 16-year-old schoolgirl who was shocked and surprised to have won Eurosong back in February, Molly has obviously been hard at work rehearsing and delivered a much stronger and more compelling performance than she did two months ago. Ireland might not be a favourite with the bookies, but Molly is proving herself to be a hardy competitor.