Live from the Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, artists from 16 countries will compete for a place in the “60th Eurovision Song Contest” Grand Final next Saturday (May 23) alongside Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, and guest participants Australia.
Among those competing will be Tipperary-born student Molly Sterling, who has been chosen to represent the country with her ballad “Playing with Numbers.”
Watch: Interview with Irish Eurovision hopeful Molly Sterling
RTÉ Player International caught up with the singer-songwriter ahead of her performance in next week’s semi-finals in Vienna.
“I’m excited, it’s going to be so much fun and I’m going to do my best for Ireland...It’s made me see that it’s possible to have a career in music. I’ve always wanted it forever, even when I didn’t know I did,” Molly told RTÉ Player International.
Watch the full interview to find out more about how Ireland’s young star is feeling ahead of her semi-final performance on Thursday May 21st at 8pm Irish time.
RTÉ Player International are showing all of the live “Eurovision” shows, which you can watch on the app, available to download here.
Live broadcast times on RTÉ Player International:
- Semi-final 1: Tuesday May 19 @ 8pm Irish time
- Semi-final 2: Thursday May 21 @ 8pm Irish time
- Final: Saturday May 23 @ 8pm Irish time
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- Special edition of “The Late Late Show” introducing prospective “Eurovision” stars for 2015, including Molly Sterling
- “Eurovision Medley”
- “Master-Eurovision-Mind”: Marty Whelan goes head to head with 16-year-old Rory Ganon to see who knows more Eurovision trivia.
- Molly Sterling: Molly performs “Playing with Numbers”
- Phil Coulter and Niamh Kavanagh: Phil Coulter & Niamh Kavanagh perform “Congratulations”
- “Sing & Spin”: Guests including Fr. Ray, Mary Byrne and Kelly McDonagh play “Sing & Spin” with “Eurovision” songs.
- “The Meaning of Life: Terry Wogan” – Gay Byrne interviews fellow veteran broadcaster Terry Wogan about his thoughts on ageism, religion and a life which has had its highs and lows, its moments of tragedy, laughter and success.
- “The Meaning of Life: Dana” – Gay Byrne interviews Dana about her spirituality and religious beliefs
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- “A Little Bit Eurovision: Niamh Kavanagh” – Niamh Kavanagh was just 25 years old but was already a seasoned performer in the music scene. A decisive win in the 1993 Irish Eurosong at the Point Depot set Niamh on her way to Eurovision venue, Millstreet. It would change her life radically when she became Ireland’s fifth Eurovision winner.
- “A Little Bit Eurovision: Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan” - Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan’s 1994 Eurovision win was the third-in-a row for Ireland after Linda Martin’s win in Malmo in ’92 and Niamh Kavanagh’s in Millstreet in ’93.
- "Father Ted" Eurovision episode – Available May 16 (subscribe to watch).
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