William: During her second rehearsal Molly sounded and looked amazing, but it’s clear that she’s super nervous. That actually makes me like her act even more. In a field of super confident, diva-ish acts, Molly’s innocence and vulnerability gives her more appeal. It fits well with her song “Playing with Numbers”, which is a master class in fragility and vulnerability. As before her LED is striking and stirring. Producers have added few new camera angles, which swoop in more steeply, giving a better sense of the enormous stage.

Ireland’s Second Rehearsal at Eurovision 2015

Molly Sterling interview

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David perez
David perez
5 years ago

I think Molly and Ireland might be the dark horse of the night
This entry will get huge jury backing
The song is simply beautiful
And simplicity always wins on top

Karen de fres
Karen de fres
5 years ago

How can u say she is a dour teenager CT?
Do u know her?
She is probably the most talented artist in the competition
Listen to her at the Vienna opera house concert singing live awesome
And let’s be frank about why she was selected to go there because she is talented and can sing
dour? U sound jealous!

ct
ct
5 years ago

The staging is just gorgeous (check out ht evideo at Eurovision.tv) but she is just a dour teenager sulking at the piano. No connection to camera or audience, she even keeps her eyes closed most of the time! Even the backing vocalists look depressed.

Ireland is not going to the final

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

@Robyn: The backing singers have the same expression as I do when I am listening to this. It is not exactly the most stimulating three minutes I am ever going to have…

Darren
Darren
5 years ago

Totally agree with @Susane! Thats exactly what Ive been saying here for weeks, only ypu put it better than I did

GG
GG
5 years ago

@Aaron, that little look up when the camera sweeps around from the back is perfect. You can see the vulnerability, shyness and fragility in it. We’re definitely getting there with this staging. Glad I had the chance to see the background in full. I was afraid after the first rehearsal snippet that it was too still but it’s exactly what I wanted.

So proud of my act this year!

Susane
Susane
5 years ago

Sadly this song is way too good for Eurovision
And since it lacks boom bang a Lang ice skaters, 1980s hip hop
Bad singing, awful lyrics
And the general rubbish that will qualify Molly might strike lucky
Australia and UK can vote in semi final and huge votes will come Ireland’s way all the same

Esceire
Esceire
5 years ago

You must remember that the NED 2014 (for example) did absolutely nothing for you based on what you saw in the arena, but on TV it was magical. same could be said for the likes of Poland 2014 etc. You can’t judge one what you see on the clips online.

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

pate99 :- It’s just my opinion, by all means disagree with it. I’m only going on what I can see, not what I can’t see at the moment. In the actual semi on TV it might be a different opinion.

james burke
james burke
5 years ago

Looks awesome on YouTube
Go molly go

paula
paula
5 years ago

Wonderful song I have to say which is growing on my day by day.
I find himself singing it at work.
I love its simplicity and the deep meaning of the lyrics which others seem not to understand..
A beautifully crafted ballad -looks like Ireland has come back to Eurovision
And juries tend to appreciate quality songs.
Hope molly does well
It will encourage other young songwriters to take to the stage
And theres nothing bad about that.

pate99
pate99
5 years ago

Perhaps Eugene ESC UK you are clearly missing the point of this production?
What makes U such an expert?

Ron
Ron
5 years ago

Agree with William from wiwibloggs that the fragility and vulnerability in her voice makes her even more appealing. She’s going to get a good result I feel. This is a most authentic and sincere performance and the juries and voters will always pick up on that.

Steve Gray
Steve Gray
5 years ago

Gives me Goosebumps absolutly outstanding talent Molly Sterling is.

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

It’s so Midsummer Night’s Dream. Love.

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Not sure what the trees have to do with the song, but the 3 minutes look effective but it still looks like an old fashioned “tableau” on stage with little or no movement. I agree with Robyn’s comment about the backing singers and they look like they are wearing DM’s. Still borderline and fighting for the final 3 places for me.

Again we don’t get to see the “striking and stirring” back screens in this video, but there are better videos out there.

Darren
Darren
5 years ago

Ahh damn!! I hope this qualifies!! Beautiful!

Patrick99
Patrick99
5 years ago

This song is a dark horse
Media frenzy
In old days of Eurovision there would be betting that it might win
On the night
Who knows
Wonderful song those who can’t hear it or see it have no place to comment against it or do not know English language well enough!

Sebastian
Sebastian
5 years ago

Yes Molly, beautiful song, beautiful girl. Hope you get into the final so I can vote for you! 12 points from Spain <3

Maltish
Maltish
5 years ago

@Robyn: You described it perfectly.

RhyRhy
RhyRhy
5 years ago

I love this! I really hope it qualifies, but I worry that it wont…

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

That performance is really going to be reliant on camera angles to make it come alive. Looking at the stage straight on in the video, there’s a little blonde head sitting on top of a big wooden box. And the backing singers look so bored!

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

Well even if Ireland has beautiful backround & Molly delivers areally good live performance i really do not think that she will manage to qualify from th SF though..
I did not really like *Playing With Numbers*…Its almost my least liked song on the SF…16th ahead Portugal’s that its my least liked song on the 2nd SF..

@ Paul we love you too…NOT.. 😛
Well i truly believe that Malta will manage to qualify to the final & no its NOT overrated especially compared with how many others songs that are truly overrated..

Paul63
Paul63
5 years ago

best song in semi final 2,

most overrated song from semi final 2 is Malta, hope it doesn’t qualify

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

Impeccable as usual <3 This girl is amazing!

Aaron
Aaron
5 years ago

I feel like she needs to look at the camera, not a lot, just sometimes. The vulnerability really works though, as William said.

bavarson
bavarson
5 years ago

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