Molly Sterling To Fly The Flag For Ireland In Tonight's Eurovision Semi-Final

Molly co-wrote "Playing with Numbers" with Greg French.

The hopes of the nation are on the shoulders of 17-year-old Molly Sterling from Tipperary tonight as she represents Ireland in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria. 

Molly will be performing self-penned "Playing With Numbers" in tonight's second semi-final, hoping to make it through to Saturday's final.

Rehearsals have been going really well,” Sterling said. “Everyone is so laid-back – we’re really enjoying the experience. When I’m sitting [onstage] I can’t see much of what’s going on in the room because of the big lights but the band gives me a big thumbs-up ... It feels like a family.”

Seventeen countries will take to the stage in Austria tonight with just ten qualifying for the final on Saturday.

Molly will be among stiff competition with Sweden, the favourite to win the whole contest, also on the bill.

The countries that are performing tonight are Lithuania, Ireland, San Marino, Montenegro, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, Israel, Latvia, Azerbijan, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, Cyprus, Slovenia and Poland.

Tuesday's semi-final saw Albania, Armenia, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Greece, Estonia, Georgia, Serbia and Belgium make it through to the final

The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and newcomers Australia automatically pre-qualifying. 

We're wishing Molly all the best!

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