She sang “Playing With Numbers” at Eurovision 2015, but Ireland’s Molly Sterling won’t be balancing algebraic equations or memorising mathematical theorems any time soon. Despite telling us otherwise last May (skip to 2:03 in our interview below), the 17 year old singer is postponing her final year of school in order to focus on music.
Interview with Molly Sterling at Eurovision 2015
Speaking to The Herald, Molly insisted that her break from education won’t become a holiday.
I’m not the kind of person that will just sit there and do nothing, I’ve got a real compulsive mind. I want to be a sponge and just improve and play, but mainly write. What I want to do a lot of is just spend time with other musicians and learn from them.
She’s already moved on from her disappointing result in Vienna, performing at several events across Ireland. And next month she will join the likes of Florence + the Machine, Sam Smith and George Ezra on the line-up at Electric Picnic – who says Eurovision destroys an act’s credibility?
Molly Sterling “Playing With Numbers” at Eurovision 2015
The rising star described her experience at the contest as “disappointing” (obvs) but “invaluable” (of course), saying:
It felt like we had so much support but it was good to learn. You can do really well and have so much belief in what you are doing and have an amazing team around you and a good song and you can still lose.
If you want more Sterling for your buck, don’t worry. An EP is on the way later this year! And then it’ll be a case of playing with royalties.