So no Jedward then? No, not this year. Throughout the past ten years, Ireland’s had a chequered Eurovision history, doing well with a top ten finish in 2006 and again in 2011 (with the aforementioned energetic twins). But during that decade, there were also four “failed to qualifies” and two last places. So 17 year old Molly Sterling will be feeling the weight of expectation on her young shoulders.
Doubly so, it seems, as Ireland’s been drawn to perform second in the second of the semi finals next Thursday. So how will she fare? Well sweet as the song (and Molly’s vocals) may be, is ‘Playing With Numbers’ a remarkable enough song to sail through to the Grand Final? Computer says ‘no’… (cough). Cinq points.