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Ireland to be represented by Molly Sterling

28 February 2015 at 01:46 CET

On The Late, Late Show special tonight, host Ryan Tubridy presented the five songs that were in contention for EuroSong 2015, and a combination of five regional juries and televoting determined which song would represent Ireland in the Second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday the 21st of May.

The Participants

The songs were performed in the following order. Winner in bold

  1.  She's So Fine sung by Alex Saint and the MJs (Composed by Tony Adams-Rosa) 42 Points

  2.  Anybody Got A Shoulder? sung by Kat Mahon (Composed by Charlie McGettigan) 100 Points

  3.  Break Me Up sung by Erika Selin (Composed by Gustav Euren, Niclas Arn and Danne Attlerud)88 Points

  4.  Memories (In Melody) sung by Nikki Kavanagh ( Composed by Lee Anna James, Elena Morosanu, Simon Gribbe, Johnny Sanchez and Dimitri Stassos). 66 Points

  5.  Playing With Numbers sung by Molly Sterling (Composed by Molly Sterling and Greg French) 104 Points


About the show

The show opened with a medley of some of the biggest hits from the contest, performed by former Irish winners, Niamh Kavanagh, Paul Harrington and Linda Martin.

The songs were commented upon by a guest panel comprising composer Phil Coulter, singer Linda Martin, presenter Mairead Farrell and drag artist Panti Bliss.

As 2015 marks the 50th anniversary since Ireland made their debut in the contest, there were plenty of clips of previous Irish entrants  Also in the studio was Muriel Day who represented Ireland in the 1969 edition of Europe's Favourite Tv Show.

You can watch again EuroSong 2015 via our webplayer.

About the winner

Molly Sterling (16) is a self-taught musician from Nenegh in Co Tipperary. She and songwriter Greg French co-wrote Playing With Numbers as part of her upcoming album. The song is about the risks people take every day in love and in life, and the experiences of taking the road less travelled. Molly says: 'As a performing artist it's rare to get the opportunity to represent your country. To be selected to do so would be an honour and a great responsibility that I would proudly embrace.'