She might not have made it through to Saturday’s final, but talented teenager Molly Sterling has been praised for her Eurovision efforts and told she “did Ireland proud.”
Last night, for the second year in a row, the nation failed to qualify for the final of the song competition.
Molly took to the Vienna stage in front of 16,000 screaming fans and gave a powerful performance of her song ‘Playing with Numbers’ but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to secure her a place in Saturday’s final.
Twitter was filled with support for teen, and it was repeatedly stated there was little else she could have done.
Eurovision superfan and tv star Angela Scanlon added: “So sorry to see
@SterlingMolly go out of #Eurovision You did us proud… Well done.”, while Mairead Farrell posted: “So I got 9/10 … Hard luck @SterlingMolly”
In the past decade, Ireland has failed to qualify four times and come last in the final twice. The best performance over that period was Jedward in 2008, who finished 9th in the final with ‘Lipstick’.
Our last win was with Eimear Quinn in 1996 with her song ‘The Voice’.