Molly Sterling

Molly Sterling (born 8 March 1998) is an Irish singer and songwriter who represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Playing with Numbers".[1][2]

Molly Sterling
Molly Sterling in 2015
Molly Sterling in 2015
Background information
Born (1998-03-08) 8 March 1998 (age 24)
Puckane, Tipperary, Ireland
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active2011–present
Website

BiographyEdit

Sterling grew up in Puckane, County Tipperary. She was educated at Kilkenny College[3] and then at St. Andrew's College, Dublin.[4]

CareerEdit

2011–14: Early beginningsEdit

Molly Sterling first came to prominence after winning the Teen Idol contest in November 2011, winning a Popstar Studios recording prize.[5] She won a second-place award for Girl's Vocal Solo at the 2012 Kilkenny Music Festival[6] and supported Runaway GO at a gig in Nenagh Arts Centre on 9 June 2012.[7] She finished second in TV3's All Ireland Schools' Talent Search in May 2014 and released her first EP, Strands of Heart, in November 2014.[4]

2015–present: Eurovision Song ContestEdit

On 27 February 2015 she was selected to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Playing with Numbers".[3] She performed in the second semi-final, but missed out on qualification for the final. At 17 years old, she was the youngest ever entrant to perform for Ireland in their history of participation.

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Strands of Heart
  • Released: November 2014
  • Format: Digital download

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
IRE
"Playing with Numbers" 2015 77 Non-album singles
"Fake the Cost"
"Plain Static" 2017
"Stripped Down" 2018
"Feeble" 2019
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Padraig Muldoon. "Molly Sterling wins Eurosong and will represent Ireland at Eurovision 2015". Eurovision 2015 Predictions, Polls, Odds, Rankings – wiwibloggs. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ "The Nenagh Guardian – Puckane born Molly Sterling to perform in Terryglass". The Nenagh Guardian. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b Byrne, Brian; Gittens, Geraldine (28 February 2015). "Teen pianist (16) to represent Ireland at 60th Eurovision Song Contest". The Irish Independent. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b "The Nenagh Guardian – Puckane born Molly Sterling to perform in Terryglass". Nenaghguardian.ie. 29 October 2014. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Molly best in wonderful Tipp Teen Model finals – The Nationalist". Nationalist.ie. 18 November 2011. Archived from the original on 12 September 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Kilkenny Music Festival a huge success – Kilkenny People". Kilkennypeople.ie. 18 March 2012. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Molly Sterling to support RunawayGo at Nenagh Arts Centre this Saturday : Tipp Tatler Magazine". Tipptatler.ie. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2015
Succeeded by